Genoa president Enrico Preziosi has confirmed that Switzerland international Reto Ziegler is a target for the club.
Ziegler is owned by Serie A champions Juventus but is currently on loan to Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow and that risks complicating any deal for the 27-year-old left-sided player.
"We spoke with Juve about Ziegler," said Preziosi, when asked about the player who spent four years in Genoa playing for city rivals Sampdoria.
"They will talk with the Russian side and we will see if everyone can agree."
Preziosi also confirmed an interest in Juve pair Simone Padoin and Luca Marrone, while the Bianconeri are thought to be keen to take Genoa striker Ciro Immobile in the other direction.
"Immobile is an important player for us even if Juve have spoken about a possibility," he added.
"We spoke about Padoin and Marrone but the Bianconeri have not really put many players on the table."