Genoa are reportedly on the verge of securing both Empoli Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli and midfielder Ismael Bennacer.
Andreazzoli terminated his contract with Empoli by mutual consent today and is widely expected to take the job at Marassi.
According to Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, there are also advanced negotiations for 21-year-old Algeria international Bennacer.
It is likely to be concluded on Friday with the final details worked out.
Arsenal have a buy-back option, but it seems as if they do not intend to use it.
Bennacer impressed in Serie A this season, contributing four assists in his 37 top flight games.