Thursday December 29 2011
Amauri didn’t snub Genoa

Amauri has dismissed claims that he turned down the chance of a January move from Juventus to Genoa.

The Marassi outfit did make the Brazilian-born player an offer, but his hesitation subsequently saw the Rosssoblu turn their attention to Fiorentina’s Alberto Gilardino instead.

“It’s not true that I turned down a transfer to Genoa,” the Italian international told La Stampa. “I like that club.”

Amauri is looking for a new side after being frozen out of the plans of Juventus boss Antonio Conte following his decision to reject a summer switch.

“I’ll certainly move in January to a team where I can play,” continued the former Palermo man whose Turin deal expires in June 2012.

“At the age of 31 this will be the last contract of my life and I’ve always asked for a three-year deal,” he explained.

“I think I can play at a high level for the next three seasons.

“Teams that have contacted me in the past couldn’t guarantee me the length of contract that I wanted and that is why I rejected them.”

Amauri is one of Juventus’ highest paid players due to his €3.8m a season salary.