Italian sides, Parma and Empoli are monitoring the situation of soon-to-be out of contract Genoa midfielder Isaac Cofie.

The Ghanaian international is expected to renew in the coming weeks, for what would be his tenth season with the Ligurian club.

However Parma and Empoli are keen on making a last minute attempt to torpedo Genoa’s attempts to keep the hard-tacking defensive midfielder.

Cofie rose through the Genoa Youth team (Primavera) and has established himself as an important member of the first team.

The 26 year old has been capped once by Ghana’s senior national team.

By Daraja Mutari/