Alberto Gilardino is still to decide whether to accept Guangzhou Evergrande’s proposal, but could do so within the next few hours.
It was revealed over the weekend that Genoa had already agreed the €5m fee from the Chinese side, but the striker was unsure about switching to Asia.
And respected Sky journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed via his official website that the Italy international is still not sure about leaving to join Marcello Lippi’s men.
The Asian Champions League winners have offered Gilardino a reported €5m salary per season for the next two years.
An announcement is expected by the end of today.