Friday June 10 2011
'Liverpool and Villarreal seek Silvestre'

Catania general manager Pietro Lo Monaco reveals “Liverpool and Villarreal are interested in Matias Silvestre.”

The Argentine defender is one of several players expected to leave the Stadio Massimino over the summer.

“Top of the list of those moving on is Silvestre,” Lo Monaco told Itasportpress.

“I'd struggle to keep him here, considering what a great player he is. There are two Italian clubs tracking him, but Liverpool and Villarreal are also interested in Silvestre.

“Silvestre is worth as much as Thiago Silva and scores more goals.

“As for Maxi Lopez, he will leave if there is a decent offer, otherwise he'll stay with us. Cristian Llama and Marco Biagianti are 100 per cent staying at Catania.

“We turned down an offer for Mario Gomez from a European club. We're not sure about Taka Morimoto, but it's probable he will remain.”

Catania presented new Coach Vincenzo Montella to the media today.

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