Saturday June 23 2012
Roma had 'best Destro bid'

Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has revealed it was Roma who made a firm offer for Mattia Destro, but Siena buying half the player “made it a complicated knot.”

Destro had been on loan to Siena, but now he is co-owned by the Tuscans and Genoa, making his future a complex affair.

“There was an agreement with Siena for us to bring him back, but it all collapsed when I stopped dealing with the matter personally,” Genoa President Preziosi told Radio Manà Manà.

“The Bianconeri therefore – and entirely legitimately – took up their option to buy half his contract and keep Destro in their squad.”

Preziosi had hinted yesterday at a pact to send Destro to Inter this summer, but now reveals it was not quite so clear-cut.

“Actually it was Roma who had made the really credible offer for the player. It’s all different now, anyway, as Siena have co-ownership rights too.

“This has made it a complicated knot that we could well have to disentangle next year.”

It is also reported on Sky Sport Italia that German club Wolfsburg made a €15m bid for Destro, but the striker rejected the chance because he is determined to stay in Serie A.

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