Report: Southampton outcast Dani Osvaldo to swap Inter loan with Genoa

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Genoa are keen on signing Southampton forward Dani Osvaldo on loan, with Inter looking to let him leave the club, according to the latest reports.

Loose cannon Pablo Daniel Osvaldo could move on to Genoa, according to reports from Italian website TMW.

Osvaldo signed for Inter on loan over the summer, but he could be cutting short his deal this month, with reports in the Daily Mail indicating that the club are looking to send him back to parent club Southampton, following a public disagreement with Mauro Icardi.

Considering he made just 13 appearances for the Saints last season before being shipped off to Juventus after six months, it is highly unlikely that Ronald Koeman would want Osvaldo back, and now TMW are reporting on another possible future destination for the Italian international, with Genoa said to be looking to bring him in on loan.

His time with Inter started positively, and he has five goals in 12 games, but as a notoriously fiery character, the Serie A club’s management are clearly trying to avoid any further bust-ups with his teammates by letting him leave the San Siro.

Sunderland have been linked by the Daily Mail with a move for the 29-year-old should he return to Southampton, but the Saints could be keen on agreeing the deal with Genoa, as it would be just a case of transferring the loan without him every having to return to the South Coast. The TMW report indicates that Genoa sent representatives to Inter on Tuesday to discuss a potential deal.

Osvaldo's Saints career looks set to continue with a series of loans before he leaves the club permanently, having been forced out last season following a training ground altercation with club captain Jose Fonte.

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