Catania have confirmed they are in talks for Flamengo midfielder Adryan and will sell Sergio Almiron unless he signs a new deal.
“It’s true, we like Adryan and are tracking him, but first we have got to sell someone,” President Antonino Pulvirenti said in a Press conference.
Adryan is an 18-year-old attacking midfielder who played for Brazil at Under-17 level.
“We are close to signing a left-back and I can tell you he won’t be Italian,” continued Pulvirenti.
“Maxi Lopez and Taka Morimoto will return from their loans, so we are in good shape there. Almiron is an important player for us, but his contract expires in 2014 and he has to renew if he wants to stay here.
“We finished eighth this season, so it will be difficult to improve upon that. Our principle objective is safety, then obviously we always try to improve, but a lot depends on the other teams.
“My dream is to have a year in Europe, but the consistency we have achieved in Serie A is already an impressive achievement.”