Genoa have taken decisive steps towards securing the signing of Fabio Borini from AC Milan, according to a report.
Borini has not featured since the second game of the season and has racked up just 70 minutes of league action so far, with Pioli seemingly not keen on using him.
Il Secolo XIX reported on Monday that the 28-year-old has been identified as a target for Genoa as they look to strengthen in the upcoming mercato having found themselves in the midst of a relegation battle.
According to Calciomercato.com, the Rossoblu have taken ‘important steps’ to try and secure the signature of the former Roma and Liverpool man.
They are now firmly in pole position but no final agreement has yet been found, the report adds, though Milan are more than willing to let him go.
Meanwhile, La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira believes it is essentially a foregone conclusion that Borini will make the switch to Genoa next month.
In attesa di sciogliere il nodo allenatore Preziosi progetta l’ennesima rivoluzione per gennaio. In arrivo Bruno #Amione (Belgrano), Fabio #Borini (Milan) e Michal #Krmencik (ViktoriaPlzen). In uscita dal #Genoa Barreca, Schone, Gümüş e uno tra Favilli e Pinamonti. #calciomercato
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) December 24, 2019