Genoa set to land Marchetti

Cagliari ready to let goalkeeper leave

Marchetti: Set for Genoa

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Cagliari president Massimo Cellino has confirmed that goalkeeper Federico Marchetti is poised to join Genoa.

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The Italy international has fallen out of favour at Cagliari this season following remarks he made last summer about wanting to move to Sampdoria.

A number of clubs have been credited with an interest in Marchetti but it is Serie A rivals Genoa who look set to secure his services before the close of the transfer window.

"I have just spoken with (Genoa president) Enrico Preziosi and I gave him our availability for the agreement established with the player," said Cellino.

"Therefore if the player is happy, and I think he is, he will join Genoa."


Midfielder Andrea Lazzari is another Cagliari player to have been linked with a move elsewhere and AC Milan were thought to be leading the chase.

However, Cellino has not been in contact with Rossoneri vice-president Adriano Galliani since revealing he would allow Lazzari to leave for the right price.

"There is no news. I never heard again Galliani," said Cellino.