Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has admitted his admiration for Torino forward Rolando Bianchi.
It was revealed on Thursday that the striker will join the Grifone when his contract expires in Turin this summer.
And the club's chief has conceded that they have followed the forward for a long time.
“We have liked Bianchi since he played for Reggina,” he told reporters.
“We will see what we can do in the market to try and strengthen the team for next season.”
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