Genoa step up Menegazzo chase
Genoa are keen on Fernando Menegazzo after president Enrico Preziosi reiterated his interest.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 30/11/09 3:54pm
Genoa are looking to bring Fernando Menegazzo back to Italy after president Enrico Preziosi admitted the player was interested in a move.
The Bordeaux midfielder expressed a desire to return to Serie A in the summer but Les Girondins reasoned that they will only let him leave for the right price.
Having spent two years with Siena prior to joining Bordeaux the 28-year-old is willing to forego UEFA Champions League football in a bid to join the Rossoblu.
Preziosi has reiterated that he is doing all he can to bring Menegazzo to the club with a January move looking most likely.
"We are looking at Menegazzo and the player wants to come to Genoa," he told Sky Italia.
"He is an important player and we like him very much. We hope to take him home."
Meanwhile the player's agent Massimiliano Ricci confessed that Menegazzo had his heart set on a return to Italy.
"The intention to return to Italy was already shown last summer but, being a major player, Bordeaux has decided to sell him only for the player's right value," he told Calciomercato.
"Fernando wants to play again in Italy and is ready to leave the Champions League. He wants to move to an ambitious club like Genoa and it could act as a springboard, as it has for Thiago Motta.
"But if (Bordeaux) don't receive a satisfactory offer he will remain with the French club."
It is reported that Bordeaux are looking for €8million before they will even contemplate parting with Menegazzo.