Wednesday July 18 2012
Roma close in on Destro

Even as Genoa and Siena fail to resolve their co-ownership of striker Mattia Destro, his future looks set to be at Roma, as talks are reportedly being held.

A meeting this afternoon between Genoa and Siena’s respective Presidents Massimo Mezzaroma and Enrico Preziosi failed to see the two come to an agreement on the Grifone taking full ownership

However, both men indicated that Roma look likely to be the youngster’s final owners this summer.

“With Genoa there was a cordial meeting, but no agreement has been reached,” Mezzaroma told reporters this afternoon. “As a Roman, I would like to see Destro go to Roma.”

Counterpart Preziosi followed this up with an admittance that recent rumours of the club’s agreement to sell him to the capital side are not wide of the mark.

“Mezzaroma wants Destro to go to Roma, so I will do everything possible so he doesn’t go,” joked the President.

“If Destro ends up with Genoa then there is an agreement to sell him to Roma.”

Sky Sport Italia report that Preziosi is this afternoon now meeting with Giallorosso sporting director Walter Sabatini.