Monday July 16 2012
Roma are moving for Destro

Genoa have admitted that Roma are well placed to sign Mattia Destro outright should the port club complete a deal with Siena first.

The Italian international is currently in Tuscany after Siena bought a half-share in his contract after last season’s loan stint.

But the Marassi outfit are hoping to sign that 50 per cent share back and then immediately sell him to a bigger club, with Inter, Juventus and Milan also keen.

“In the eventuality that Genoa manage to sign him back from Siena, then I can say with some certainty that Roma moved early and very well for the player,” Genoa CEO Pietro Lo Monaco told Radio Mana Mana.

“Roma have taken the steps they feel necessary and I hope that we can resolve the situation with Siena at some stage this week.

“The player has proved that he deserves to play at the highest levels.”

Destro, an Italian Under-21 international striker, scored 12 goals in Serie A last term and was included in Italy’s preliminary 32-man squad for Euro 2012.

“There are only two options for Destro,” Lo Monaco continued. “He will either stay at Siena for a season or he returns to us and we will then consider offers.”