Genoa striker Diego Milito is likely to be out for a month after injuring his right leg in Argentina's 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Venezuela on Saturday. "It is a serious loss but I'm sure that we will manage to cope as a group like we have done before," Genoa president Enrico Preziosi, whose side occupy the fourth Champions League qualifying spot in Serie A, told reporters. The Argentine front-man has been in devastating form for the Rossoblu since arriving from Real Zaragoza last summer, netting 16 league goals to keep the club in contention for Champions League qualification next season. Tottenham and Juventus have already been touted as possible destinations for the 29-year-old, who scored 33 Serie A goals in 59 appearances in a previous spell with Genoa. However, Serie A leaders Inter Milan have also entered the race to sign the striker at the end of the season. Genoa club president, Enrico Preziosi has confirmed that initial talks have already taken place between Milito and Jose Mourinho's side over a potential transfer to the San Siro. "Milito has a deal with Genoa but we cannot pay him anymore than we do now," Preziosi told Corriere dello Sport. "If Inter offer more money we will not be able to compete. We can only pay what we do now. "If Inter, or anyone else, wants to buy Milito, they have not only to make an offer to the player but to Genoa as well. "If we receive an interesting offer we will sit down and discuss it. But it will have to be an interesting offer for us." The new issue of FourFourTwo is out now, featuring: • Interviews with Kaka, Arshavin, Terry, Motty, Stam, Dave Mackay & the Chuckle Brothers • The Top 50 Football League Players • Football’s Top 20 Hoaxes • The Best Youth Team Ever • Inside The Damned United • Swansea vs Cardiff Plus a FREE 36-page England supplement SPURS FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Les Ferdinand, Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, Frederic Kanoute One on One Paul Gascoigne, Les Ferdinand, Ossie Ardiles Boy's A Bit Special Chris Gunter, John Bostock Ask A Silly Question Garth Crooks Perfect XI Ossie Ardiles My Secret Vice Neil Ruddock Plus! Martin Peters on Weekend Wonders and Spurs on Talentspotter
31 March 2009
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