Genoa join the race to sign Chelsea young defender and midfielder Nathan Ake on loan.
The Italian side targeted the Dutch player as an alternative signing to Ajax’s Nicolai Boilesen, who is set to transfer to Aston Villa.
Boilesen, 23, rejected Genoa’s approach and is understood to be keen on securing a switch to the Premier League.
Many Bundesliga sides are also interested in Ake, but it seems Genoa took advantage in the race to Chelsea player.
The Italian club already signed Manchester City youngster Olivier Ntcham.