Tuesday January 18 2011
Storari asks for Genoa move

Juventus goalkeeper Marco Storari would apparently like to move to Genoa, prompting the Old Lady to inquire about Federico Marchetti as a replacement.

The 33-year-old has done a great job in Turin this season, conceding just 25 goals in 24 appearances, but now that Gigi Buffon is back from injury, he is resigned to the fact that his future lies elsewhere at least if he wants to be a first team regular.

La Gazzetta dello Sport understands Storari suggested opening talks with Genoa himself after noticing that they require a reliable goalkeeper in light of Eduardo's latest howler.

Until yesterday Genoa had been in talks with Cagliari about Marchetti, but the knowledge that Storari is on the market has turned their heads.

Juventus are open to selling Storari for a fee thought to be around €4m and feel Marchetti would accept the role as Buffon's stand-in.

The pair forged a tight bond while on international duty with Italy at the World Cup. In fact, Marchetti was the one to replace Buffon against Paraguay when the latter pulled up with the back injury that has kept him out of action for the last six months.

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