Monday August 13 2012
Braida denies Mesbah-Palermo move

Milan director Ariedo Braida has denied reports from earlier today that the club were discussing sending Djamel Mesbah to Palermo.

The full-back joined the Rossoneri from Lecce in January of this year but has been linked with a departure this summer.

Torino are known admirers, but this morning saw Palermo emerge as potential rivals for his signature, in light of requiring a replacement for Federico Balzaretti, who they recently sold to Roma.

However, Braida has denied that any talks whatsoever have taken place for the Rossoneri’s left-sided defender.

“I cannot but deny the existence of possible interest from Palermo for Mesbah,” he told

“I cannot but deny it because there is no deal, I have never spoken to anyone about Mesbah.”

However, Rosanero director general Giorgio Perinetti was a little more forthcoming, telling Tgs that Mesbah was one of ‘several options being evaluated’.

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