Villa eye Milito swoop
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David O'Leary is reportedly considering an approach for Genoa striker Diego Milito.Aston Villa boss David O'Leary has reportedly spread his scouting net to Italy as he considers an approach for Diego Milito.
The Genoa striker has been subject of much speculation of late, with clubs in both Serie A and abroad monitoring his progress.
Genoa president Enrico Preziosi has repeatedly stated that he would be loath to lose the talented Argentine hit-man but speculation has suggested Milito could be heading for the exit door.
Reports have cited Villa as the player's primary suitors - with some sources claiming the Premiership club have already begun talks with their Italian counterparts.
A figure in the region of é¼6 million (£4 million) has been mooted and this would not be beyond Villa, should David O'Leary be keen on landing the Argentina international.
Although Genoa are keen to keep the player, if they are demoted from Serie A for alleged match-rigging, then it seems unlikely Milito will concur with their wishes.
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