Monday June 6 2011
Palombo 'not about money'

Angelo Palombo has not decided whether to stay at relegated Sampdoria. “It's an issue of motivation, not money.”

The captain was distraught when they went down to Serie B and it has been reported the Italy international midfielder could extend his contract despite offers from Fiorentina, Napoli, Inter, Milan and Juventus.

“Serie B is very different to Serie A,” commented Vice-President Edoardo Garrone.

“You need motivation to play in the second division. If Palombo doesn't have that, then it will be difficult to reach an agreement. It's an issue of motivation, not money.

“Palombo is an important player for Sampdoria and for the fans. We will talk it over in a relaxed manner and decide on what to do.

“Despite all the reports, I can confirm there has not been contact with any other clubs.”