Wednesday December 28 2011
Fiorentina open Gilardino door

Fiorentina will allow Alberto Gilardino to join Genoa during the January transfer window – but only if they can get in a replacement first.

The port club are again interested in the Italian international after failing to sign the striker during the summer.

Sky Sport Italia are today claiming that the Viola will sell the player if they can adequately find an alternative to him on the market.

Palermo’s Mauricio Pinilla, Vincenzo Iaquinta of Juventus and Catania’s Maxi Lopez are all being paired with the Tuscan outfit as a result.

Genoa have reportedly offered the former Milan man a five-year contract, with the option of a sixth season, worth €1.5m a campaign.

They have tabled Fiorentina a bid of €5.5m for him, whereas Viola sporting director Pantaleo Corvino is hoping to net closer to €8m for the World Cup winner.

Gilardino’s agent, Beppe Bozzo, will reportedly hold talks with both Fiorentina and Genoa at some point today.

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