Genoa president Enrico Preziosi says they're ready to sign Bordeaux midfielder Fernando Menegazzo.

The Brazilian is keen to return to Italy in January and after their derby victory over Sampdoria, Preziosi said a deal would be done.

"Menegazzo? We know the player wants to come to Genoa. And he's a major player, I like him and so does the coach, let's bring him home," said Preziosi.