Monday June 20 2016
'Vazquez close to Premier League’

Palermo vice-President Guglielmo Micciche confirms “talks with some English clubs” for Franco Vazquez, including West Bromwich Albion.

The Rosanero are resigned to losing their star man this summer, but are looking for a fee of €25m for the attacking midfielder.

“Our sporting director, [Rino] Foschi informed us that he’s in talks with some English clubs regarding Franco Vazquez,” Micciche confirmed.

“I think WBA are among those. The discussions are moving forward. The President [Maurizio Zamparini] has established a price which is, in our view, appropriate for the player’s value.

“The more plausible idea is a sale abroad, because it’s hard for someone in Italy to meet Palermo’s demands.

“Milan? I can confirm that there were talks with Milan, but the phase Milan are going through [negotiations for a sale] is slowing things down and could be a detterent.

“Vazquez is aware of the possibility of a move to the Premier League, and has given his availability for a transfer abroad.”