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Milan in talks to sign Genoa star Salvatore Bocchetti

August 23, 2010
By Soccernet staff

The agent of Genoa defender Salvatore Bocchetti claims AC Milan are attempting to purchase the Italy international.

Salvatore Bocchetti is one of Italy's most promising defenders
GettyImagesSalvatore Bocchetti is one of Italy's most promising defenders

Milan and Genoa have worked closely already this summer with the Rossoneri signing Greek defender Sokratis Papadopoulos and Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng from their Serie A counterparts.

Now it appears Bocchetti, 23, could also be heading to San Siro. The defender joined Genoa in the summer of 2008 and travelled to the World Cup finals as a member of Marcello Lippi's squad.

"It's too early to say regarding the move, even if Genoa and Milan are negotiating, but the club definitely want Salvatore," Andrea D'Amico told Calcionews24.

"In all honesty, I think he is a player worthy of Milan. For now he is concentrating on his pre-season, as it is crucial for his fitness throughout the year. If he will be wearing a Genoa or Milan jersey this year remains to be seen."