Friday December 30 2011
Gila set for Genoa medical

Alberto Gilardino will reportedly move a step closer to completing his move from Fiorentina to Genoa today as he undertakes a medical at Marassi.

Whilst it is understood that the final signatures to verify the transfer, such as that of Viola President Mario Cognigni, will only come on January 3 at the open of the window, Genoa have reportedly received permission from Fiorentina to have the player complete a routine medical in the next day or so.

Il Corriere dello Sport believes that Gila will most likely visit the Stadio Luigi Ferraris today - tomorrow at the latest - in what is considered an important step forward in finalising the mid-season transfer.

After three-and-a-half seasons and 48 League goals with Fiorentina, 29-year-old Gilardino is set for a €8m switch to the Grifone, believed to be agreed with the offer of a long four-year contract that also reportedly has the option to extend to a fifth.