Tuesday December 11 2012
Palermo eye Man City's Guidetti

Palermo have reportedly been in top secret talks to tempt Manchester City into releasing 20-year-old striker John Guidetti.

According to Tuttosport, Rosanero general manager Pietro Lo Monaco has visited Manchester to hold negotiations for a January switch, though it’s not yet clear whether that would be a loan or a permanent transfer.

Still only 20 years old, Guidetti is a Swedish international with Italian and Brazilian heritage who was hugely impressive on loan with Feyenoord, scoring 20 goals in 23 games.

British media claim he is on the verge of a loan switch to Sunderland, so Palermo are hoping to offer him Serie A football instead.

It would also be a bit of a gamble, as Guidetti has been out injured for months.

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