Saturday March 23 2013
'Udinese made only Quintero offer'

Pescara revealed Udinese “are the only Italian club to have made a formal offer” for Juan Fernando Quintero.

The Colombian creative midfielder is set to become a star after his performances for Colombia in the Under-20 South American Cup.

“Inter, along with Udinese, were the only Italian sides to knock on our door for Quintero,” Pescara director Daniele Delli Carri told

“However, Udinese are the only Italian club to have made a formal offer. It was an offer we promptly turned down due to the difficult moment the team was and still is going through. Losing Quintero in January would’ve been like suicide for Pescara.”

The Delfini are bottom of the table along with Palermo and relegation seems unavoidable, as does Quintero’s summer exit.

“Could he go to Inter? Anything is possible in football. If Inter were to make a suitable offer, then we would sell him.”

Other sides said to be interested in Quintero include Chelsea, Manchester City, Juventus, Milan, Roma and Fiorentina.