Thursday February 17 2011
Zamparini: Pastore for Marchisio

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini is prepared to sell Javier Pastore to Juventus if Claudio Marchisio moves the other way.

Juventus are said to have big plans for the transfer market this summer, though it's thought that Pastore is out of reach at least until 2012.

Quoted in Tuttosport, Zamparini said: "Pastore will definitely stay for another year at Palermo. Perhaps he'll stay forever seeing that he just signed a new five-year contract."

Asked about his relationship with Juventus, he replied: "Amauri will not be coming back to Palermo. You'll never see Sebastian Giovinco here.

"These aren't the basis of possible co-ownership deals to take Pastore to Turin. What's more I don't think that Juventus' actual recruitment policy is compatible with signing a player of this kind.

"I don't want to say that they can't sign him, but it's a fact that in recent years they have broken up their budget to sign more players [rather than just one].

"In Italy we think about part-ownership, but when teams from abroad want a player of this kind they only put money on the table."

Asked to reveal who he would accept in co-ownership, Zamparini said: "Marchisio, my old favourite. Alessandro Matri would also do just fine. Or Gigi Buffon… No, he earns too much."

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