Novara have told anxious fans that goalkeeper Samir Ujkani will not be moving to Palermo this summer.
Part-owned by both clubs, the Albanian international has been suggested as a replacement for Paris SG bound Salvatore Sirigu.
“These stories about Ujkani replacing Sirigu are just fantasy football,” Novara sporting director Mauro Pederzoli noted.
“I know nothing about these stories or Sirigu’s move. For me, this topic of discussion doesn’t even exist.”
Ujkani, 23, was a key figure in the club’s promotion to Serie A last season.
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