Genoa close to Mazzitelli

Genoa are on the verge of signing 22-year-old Sassuolo midfielder Luca Mazzitelli.

Sky Sport Italia and Calciomercato.it both report that the deal is imminent.

He could put pen to paper on the contract as early as tomorrow.

Mazzitelli is an Italy Under-21 international who came up through the Roma youth academy.

Sassuolo bought him for €3.5m in January 2016, but Roma retained a buy-back option.

This is Genoa’s second midfield signing of the week after Sandro from Benevento.

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