Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has branded talk of a possible takeover by Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani a ‘fabrication’.
In turn, Qatar Sports Investments would pursue a deal to buy the English club as opposed to Roma.
However, Preziosi told Sky Sport Italia: “If there’s someone more capable than me then the club are available, but the indiscretion concerning the Leeds owner is a fabrication.
He added to Rai Sport: “I’ve always said that there’s a moment to start and finish, but in football you have to understand the moment to finish.
“There are serious and capable people out there and there will be negotiations.”