Sunday June 12 2011
Pastore: 'I never said that!'

Palermo and Italy midfielder Antonio Nocerino is the subject of a bidding war in Serie A, including Milan, Napoli and Fiorentina.

The rugged player in the middle of the park impressed in recent Azzurri outings under Cesare Prandelli.

It was widely reported already that he was of interest to several top flight clubs in the Peninsula.

Genoa, Napoli and Fiorentina were among the contenders, but it is now claimed that Milan are also making a bid for Nocerino.

The Rossoneri would be able to offer half of centre-back Davide Astori, currently in a co-ownership deal with Cagliari.

Meanwhile, Palermo are still in advanced negotiations with Chievo for Andrea Mantovani.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the Sicilians could include striker Pablo Andres Gonzalez as part of the exchange.

The 26-year-old Gonzalez was signed from Novara in January, but left at the Serie B club on loan, where he scored 15 goals this season.

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