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Thursday January 6 2011
Guidolin wards off vultures

Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin is keen to ensure his star players remain calm amid interest from Italy's biggest clubs.

Alexis Sanchez and Gokhan Inler have both been the subject of transfer stories since the window reopened on January 3.

"Certain rumours can weigh players down," Guidolin said. "I hope that the lads are only thinking about playing.

"As for the rest, it's the club's position that counts and not what is written in the newspapers or on websites."

Looking ahead to today's clash with Chievo, he said: "They not only have aggression and spirit of sacrifice, but also quality.

"It's enough to think about a player like Guana, who I coached at Palermo. He is finding it hard to get into the team."

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