Friday August 17 2012
De Canio holds Granqvist

Gigi De Canio has put an end to the rumours around Genoa defender Andreas Granqvist. “We have decided to keep him with us.”

The Swede had been on the verge of a transfer to Lazio when the deal collapsed earlier this week, even with the option of a straight swap with Modibo Diakitè.

“I considered things along with the directors and the club, so we have decided to keep him with us,” the Coach told Sportmediaset.

“We have a vast squad and must try to reduce it. After those sales, we will look at a few incoming options so we can have more alternatives to our playing style.

“However, as I repeat, Granqvist will not be leaving Genoa.”

In other transfer news, Genoa have been linked with Palermo’s Paraguayan youngster Jara Martinez.