Monday January 31 2011
Zamparini open to Amauri return

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini says he would be prepared to bring Juventus striker Amauri back to Sicily.

Last night, Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta told reporters that a number of bids had been submitted for the 30-year-old.

It was also revealed that Amauri has expressed his intention to stay in Turin.

However, the Brazilian's agent Ernesto Bronzetti did tell Sky Sport Italia that his client has so far only refused offers from abroad.

"In January Amauri only turned down three foreign teams: Real Zaragoza, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion.

"Instead there was never anything concrete with Italian clubs like Fiorentina and Lazio.

"I spoke with Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini three days ago. He confirmed that right now he couldn't bring Amauri back to Lazio.

"We can talk about it again if he changes his mind."

In the meantime with the transfer deadline fast approaching it looks as though Zamparini has had a rethink.

"I would like to bring Amauri back this year because in six months I would be able to re-launch a player and show him that he is a champion," Zamparini said.

"However, they'll have to loan Amauri to me and pay his wages…"

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