Genoa forward Danijel Aleksic expects to sign for St Etienne this week.

He is now looking forward to embarking on a new challenge in France, after being identified by St Etienne as somebody who could bolster their attacking options.

"A few days ago I went to France to talk with St Etienne," the 20-year-old told Sportski Zurnal.

"We struck a deal and everything is sorted out. I just have to pass a medical exam and sign a contract.

"The last few months were tough for me as I didn't know what the future would bring but now everything is sorted out and I'm as happy as can be."