Italian Serie A

Preziosi: Ranocchia not going to Inter

September 28, 2010

Genoa president Enrico Preziosi insists defender Andrea Ranocchia will remain at the club until the end of the season.

Andrea Ranocchia
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Ranocchia is currently on a co-ownership deal between Inter Milan and Genoa and he is expected to return to the Nerazzurri on a full-term basis next summer.

Reports in Italy claimed the 22-year-old could even join the Nerazzurri as early as January. However, Preziosi said to Gazzetta dello Sport: "Not even for €25 million will he (Ranocchia) move in January.

"It's due to Ranocchia that we have changed our defensive tactics."

Ranocchia, who has enjoyed a solid start to the campaign with Genoa, is in no hurry to make the move to the San Siro.

"I'm not thinking about Inter," he said. "January is a long time away."