Report: Alberto Gilardino heading for China

A report claims that Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande have made a £4m offer for Genoa forward Alberto Gilardino.

Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande have reportedly made a £4m offer for Genoa forward Alberto Gilardino.

The 32-year-old, who has been with Genoa since 2012, has represented the likes of AC Milan and Fiorentina during a glittering playing career in Serie A.

According to various reports in Italy, Guangzhou, who are managed by former Italy boss Marcelo Lippi, are confident of securing a deal for the striker after making an initial £4m offer.

It is also understood that the Chinese side are prepared to match Gilardino's current wages on a two-year contract.

Gilardino has scored 19 times in 57 games for Italy.

Manager Marcello Lippi of Guangzhou Evergrande looks on during the AFC Champions League Semi Final Second Round match between Guangzhou Evergrande and Kashiwa Reysol at the Tianhe Stadium on October 2, 2013
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