Saturday April 2 2011
Genoa snap up Chelsea target Kranjc

Genoa are reportedly going to sign Slovenian teenage talent Luka Kranjc on Monday, beating competition from Chelsea.

The 16-year-old centre-back is captain of the Under-17 international squad and part of the Maribor stable that already brought Josip Ilicic and Armin Bacinovic to Palermo.

He had a trial with Chelsea in December and the move hit problems, so Genoa stepped in to take advantage.

It's reported Kranjc will be in the stands of the Stadio Ferraris for tomorrow's Serie A game with Cagliari.

He'll then undergo a medical on Monday and put pen to paper on a three-year contract.