Genoa announced an international signing and reports suggest they have beaten Glasgow Rangers to Swede Andreas Granqvist.
On Friday evening President Enrico Preziosi declared he had sealed a deal for “an overseas international” who would be confirmed on Monday.
It sparked rumours on who this could be and Sky Sport Italia maintain the mystery man is Granqvist.
The giant Swedish defender, currently starring for Groningen, was also a transfer target for Rangers and Galatasaray.
Granqvist is very strong in the air and also has an eye for goal, scoring 11 times this season in Holland.
It is believed Genoa paid around €4.5m for the player.