Tomas Rincon undergoing Juventus medical ahead of move from Genoa

Juventus are closing in on the signing of Tomas Rincon from Genoa with the midfielder undergoing a medical in Turin.

Juve tweeted a picture of Rincon, 28, arriving at their J Medical facilities adjoining the Juventus Stadium on Thursday.

The Venezuela captain is set to become the Bianconeri's first signing in January.

Rincon has started 16 of Genoa's 18 Serie A games so far this season, continuing his record as an ever-present -- when fit -- since moving from Hamburg on a free transfer in 2014. He has made a total of 78 Serie A appearances in addition to the 106 times he played in the Bundesliga for HSV.

Juve head into 2017 with a four-point advantage over Roma at the top of Serie A with a game in hand over their rivals, while they will face Porto in the round of 16 in the Champions League.