Genoa are chasing Barcelona defender Rafa Marquez.

Gazzetta dello Sport says Genoa president Enrico Preziosi is ready to pounce for the Mexico international this month.

Preziosi has already had success with former Barca player Thiago Motta and also Diego Milito, and now hopes to convince Marquez about a move to Italy.

Genoa are also talking to Barca about a loan deal for young winger Jeffren.