Genoa have confirmed that Cesare Bovo will train with them this evening even if he is still officially a Palermo player.
The 28-year-old has yet to complete his move to Marassi, but the Rosanero have given him permission to feature alongside his new teammates today.
The central defender was expected to join Fiorentina this summer, but the Rossoblu successfully hijacked the move.
Bovo, once he passes his medical, could be presented to the media as a Grifone player at some stage on Thursday.
The former Italian Under-21 international is expected to sign a three-year deal with Alberto Malesani's side.
The stopper started his career in the Roma youth ranks and joined Palermo from Genoa in the summer of 2008.
Bovo is being sacrificed by the Rosanero after they completed their swoop of Catania stopper Matias Silvestre.
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