Genoa completed the signing of forward Adel Taarabt from Benfica on Tuesday.
The Morocco international will return to Serie A, where he enjoyed a moderately successful six-month loan with AC Milan in 2014.
The former Queens Park Rangers has struggled since moving to Benfica in 2015, only appearing for the club's reserve side.
The 27-year-old joins a Genoa squad who have lost four of their past five domestic matches.
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Eric Bailly said he'd relish the chance to play alongside of Victor Lindelof at Manchester United should the club make a move to bring the defender in from Benfica during the winter window.
Lindelof, 22, was linked with a move to Old Trafford in December, with sources at the club saying they hoped to fast-track a move for the Sweden international.
However, Jose Mourinho said he isn't panicking to make a January purchase to offset the loss of Bailly while he's away on international duty with the...
Benfica coach Rui Vitoria has said he is confident the club has the resources to cope if reported Manchester United target Victor Lindelof leaves in the January window.
Lindelof was not included in the 18-man squad for Thursday's 1-0 Taca da Liga victory over Pacos de Ferreira, fuelling speculation that the Sweden centre-back could be set to leave the club.
Asked about the 22-year-old in a postmatch interview with Sport TV, Vitoria was coy on the situation, saying: "Tomorrow he will train with me....