Cagliari have admitted that they could sell at least one of their star players during the January transfer window.
Speaking on Thursday, the club’s director general Francesco Marroccu has revealed that money is tight in Sardinia.
“For the first time we are finding it tough to pay players [they haven't been paid for two months], but nobody has asked us to leave,” he stated after he told reporters that the club had spent €18m on various stadium projects.
“We’ve already been contacted by clubs for our players and there is a temptation to sell one of our most wanted.
“We have to consider that President Massimo Cellino did not hesitate in ripping up a €15m deal that had been done with a Russian club for the sale of Davide Astori in the summer.
“He also persuaded Radja Nainggolan to stay.
“However, it won’t be easy to now keep the likes of Astori, Nainggolan and Mauricio Pinilla.”
Cagliari are fighting for their Serie A lives given that they are just one point above the relegation zone.
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