Fernando Menegazzo is close to agreeing a deal with Genoa, according to the Bordeaux midfielder's agent.
Menegazzo spent time with Siena and Catania earlier in his career and is understood to be keen on a return to Italy.
The Brazilian's representative Massimiliano Ricci claims negotiations are progressing well with Genoa over personal terms.
However, Bordeaux have yet to be contacted and it is thought they will fight to keep one of their most important players.
"We have met with Genoa and I can say that even the issues that I thought would have come up regarding the player's wages have been overcome," Ricci told Tuttomercatoweb.
"We are at an advanced stage and are still working on this deal at the moment.
"We are not that far away from coming to an agreement and I must now find the right moment to speak to Bordeaux about this possibility."