The Bianconeri attempted to sign the experienced forward on transfer deadline day and even agreed a transfer fee with the player’s employers, but the deal failed to materialize as Genoa missed out on Roma’s Marco Borriello.
Juventus, nevertheless, plan to launch a new assault on the 31-year-old forward, but they will probably wait until the summer before making their move.
According to Tuttosport, Genoa are prepared to allow Gilardino to move to Turin next summer, so no doubts the Bianconeri remain the favourites to sign the Italy international.
Following a somewhat disappointing 2011/2012 season, the forward has kick-started his career last term, scoring 13 goals in 36 Serie A matches while on loan at Bologna.
This has seen him return into the international reckoning, with Gilardino making three appearances at the 2013 Confederations Cup, while also scoring in a 1-0 victory over Bulgaria in 2014 World Cup qualifiers.