PALERMO NEWS

Palermo Coach Davide Ballardini said they “threatened to win” in the 1-1 draw away to Inter.
Newcastle United have officially signed Achraf Lazaar from Palermo for a reported €3.5m fee.
Inter had to fight back from a goal down to snatch a 1-1 home draw with Palermo, drawing jeers from the San Siro crowd.
Palermo director Daniele Faggiano confirms “Alessandro Diamanti has arrived and we are working on Mario Balotelli, but it’s not easy.”
Joao Mario is “very happy to be here” after his €45m transfer from Sporting CP, but isn’t concerned at being Inter’s second most expensive buy.
Inter make radical changes for the first home game under Frank de Boer, bringing back Ivan Perisic and Jeison Murillo against Palermo.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from tonight’s EIGHT Serie A games, including Inter-Palermo, Cagliari-Roma, Fiorentina-Chievo and Pescara-Sassuolo.
Alessandro Diamanti will fly to Italy this evening to join Palermo, according to reports.
Inter have also now announced the signing of Joao Mario after Sporting CP confirmed the €40m plus €5m bonuses deal.
Palermo are raising their wage proposal to Mario Balotelli, but giving the Liverpool striker only 24 hours to make a decision.
Frank de Boer named his Inter squad to face Palermo, dropping transfer-listed Stevan Jovetic and Caner Erkin.
Palermo Coach Davide Ballardini assured they’ll be “aggressive” against Inter at San Siro, but won’t comment on Mario Balotelli.
Frank de Boer warned “it’ll take at least four weeks before the level I want to see” as Inter host Palermo, and welcomed Gabigol and Joao Mario.
Frank de Boer is “excited” for his home debut against Palermo and “confident we’ll see a stronger Inter tomorrow.”
Yuto Nagatomo is out of Inter’s match with Palermo tomorrow, as he has been diagnosed with a calf strain.
President Maurizio Zamparini reveals Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli “immediately confessed he’d be happy to come to Palermo.”
Juventus visit Lazio this evening before the huge Napoli v Milan showdown, then on Sunday Inter host Palermo, Roma go to Cagliari and more.
Mario Balotelli reportedly rejected Nice after dinner with the club and wants Palermo, but Liverpool must contribute to his salary.
Palermo defender Giancarlo Gonzalez is on his way towards Spartak Moscow for around €4m.
Palermo Vice-President Guglielmo Miccichè invites Mario Balotelli to leave Liverpool for Sicily. “We made an offer, he’d be a leader here.”