Report: Mattia Perin to sign Genoa contract extension despite West Ham speculation

Genoa v Catania at the Marassi

Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin is reportedly set to stay at the club.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin will sign a new contract with the club until 2019, despite recent speculation of a move to West Ham.

Perin, 22, has long been touted as the next Gianluigi Buffon in Italy, and already has one cap to his name having impressed with Genoa.

Having played 31 of Genoa's 36 Serie A games this season, Perin has established himself as one of the brightest young goalkeeping prospects in Europe - but that in itself is bound to trigger interest in his services.

TMW recently reported that Borussia Dortmund were eyeing a move for the Italian, whilst West Ham United were also tracking him despite a €15m price tag - and the fact that their goalkeeper Adrian has enjoyed a superb season between the sticks for the Hammers.

Now, it seems that Perin's future is set to be resolved as TMW suggest a new contract is on offer to extend his deal until 2019; a contract which Perin is likely to accept.

His currently deal was set to expire in 2017 so a new contract would certainly give Genoa protection ahead of the summer transfer window, with interest seemingly growing in Perin.

West Ham may have just been eyeing Perin in case a bid came in for Adrian this summer, as they have no real reason to move on from the Spaniard following an impressive campaign - and Perin's new contract should put any lingering rumours over his future to bed.

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