Olympique Marseille turned down the chance to sign Genoa outcast Gianluca Lapadula, according to reports in France.
The centre-forward turns 29 next month and has made only one substitute appearance this season in Serie A, scoring in his only Coppa Italia showing.
Purchased from Milan in 2017 for €13m, he is no longer part of the Grifone’s plans, so RMC Sport and Telefoot claim his agent offered him to Marseille.
However, Rudi Garcia’s club were not interested and remain in negotiations for fellow Italian Mario Balotelli.
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