CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 17: Domenico Criscito of Italy speaks during a press conference at Casa Azzurri during the 2010 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2010 in Centurion, South Africa. (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Report: Domenico Criscito On His Way From Genoa To Milan

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Genoa Denies Reports That Domenico Criscito Will Be Sold To A.C. Milan

Just hours after Genoa president Enrico Preziosi denied that the club would be selling Domenico Criscito in the January transfer rumor, multiple reports in the Italian press suggested that A.C. Milan were set to buy the defender. Now once again Genoa are insisting that the rumors are rubbish, with Criscito set to stay in Genoa, at least until the summer. The Italy international began his career with Genoa before moving to Juventus, where he was relegated to the bench. He then returned to the Rossoblu, establishing himself in the starting XI and helping Genoa become one of the better defensive teams in Serie A this season.

Yet Milan, desperate to shore up their wobbly defense, are eager to replace Luca Antonini at left back. It's possible that persistence, or enough Euros, could still lure Criscito away from the Rossoblu. Failing that, the table-toppers are also in the hunt for Sampdoria defender Reto Ziegler, although Samp's owner says Ziegler will cost at least €4m.

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Report: Domenico Criscito On His Way From Genoa To Milan

According to reports out of Italy, Italian international Domenico Criscito is on his way from Genoa to league-leading Milan. No details were revealed, but speaking to MilanNews.it, club director Stefano Capozucca, when asked about the rumored move of Criscito to Milano, said "It seems strange (to say) because president (Enrico) Preziosi said today that Crizcito remains at Genoa, but I can not tell you that anymore."

Should the move be confirmed, the 24-year-old Criscito would slot in at left back, replace Luca Antonini, the 28-year-old defender having made 12 starts at the position this season. Gianluca Zambrotta has also featured at left back, as has Daniele Bonera, so is more often used in the middle.

Criscito has spend most of his career at the Luigi Ferraris despite being on Juventus's books from 2006-2009. A Genoa trainee, Criscito moved to Turin as a 20-year-old after making one appearance with the Rossoblu. Between 2006-09, Criscito saw brief stretched with Juve broken-up by loans back to Genoa before being sold back to his original club.

In all, Criscito has made 119 appearances for Genoa, featuring in all 19 league matches this season. Should he move to the San Siro, Criscito would face his former club on February 6 when Milan goes to the Luigi Ferraris.

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