The agent of Lazio goalkeeper Albano Bizzarri has ruled out the possibility of a summer move to Genoa.
“There was an important offer from Genoa a few weeks ago, but nothing could be agreed because Lazio were struggling to find a new reserve goalkeeper,” Matteo Materazzi told Radio Sei.
“Now Genoa no longer have the same need. I can exclude them as an option, their President Enrico Preziosi has said that as well.
“Other sides have come forward, but everything is on stand-by right now. We’re close to the start of the season so, if anything happens, it will take place in the last week of the window.”
Bizzarri has been in the Italian capital since his June 2009 switch from Catania, but he’s presently a back-up to Federico Marchetti.
“Albano doesn’t want to end his career as a second-choice, that’s why he wants to move,” Materazzi added of the 35-year-old. “Otherwise he would have no problem in remaining where he is.”
Sampdoria and Chievo are known to be considering a swoop for the Argentine.
Check out OLBG.com's list of ££ Free Bets from UK bookmakers before placing your bets!