Boateng agent coy on Genoa

Pompey man looking for Italian escape

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The agent of Portsmouth midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng says there has been no contact from Genoa over a possible move to the club.

The Italian team are believed to be keen on recruiting the Ghanaian star, who enjoyed an impressive World Cup finals in South Africa for his country.

Boateng is said to be keen on exiting Fratton Park following Pompey's relegation to the Championship and Serie A could be a possible destination for the player.

But the 23-year-old's representative says Genoa have not been in touch with him over a deal - nor has there been any contact between the two clubs.

Mario Miele told "We are still waiting a call off Genoa, probably this week we have an appointment with the leadership of Rossoblu club.


"Last week we talked with management of Genoa for what concerns the employment of the player.

"As I understand there isn't the agreement between Genoa and Portsmouth".

Reports had circulated that Boateng was not keen on a switch to the Luigi Ferraris outfit, although Genoa were coy on such suggestions.

Sports director Stefano Capozucca told tuttomercatoweb: "If Boateng refused to come to Genoa? These are all rumours, there's nothing official."

Miele wouldn't rule out a move to another Serie A team in the form of Lazio, saying a switch to the Rome-based club was a distinct possibility.

He added in La Repubblica: "Lazio (interested in Boateng)? It is a distant hypothesis, but everything can change in football. Never say never, because we don't hurry."