Genoa are hoping to tempt Coach Alberto Malesani away from Bologna at the end of this season.
The Marassi outfit are expected to show Davide Ballardini the door once the campaign comes to an end and Malesani is at the top of the club's wish-list.
Despite being linked with Siena's Antonio Conte and former Roma boss Claudio Ranieri, it's understood that Malesani is the preferred choice of chief Enrico Preziosi.
The latter is understood to have a two-year contract offer already in place which is only missing the signature of the former Parma tactician.
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