Monday July 25 2011
Palermo cool Silvestre rumours

Palermo have cooled speculation that they have made a serious bid for Matias Silvestre of Catania.

The Argentine has been made available for transfer by Catania and they are hoping to get €8m for him.

A host of sides have been paired with his services, with Palermo the latest associated after links with Juventus, Roma, Milan and Genoa.

"There are no meetings lined up with Catania," Palermo sporting director Sean Sogliano told

"There is also no strong offensive from us in order to take Silvestre to Palermo.

"All I can say about the Argentine defender is that he is a good element, but there is nothing concrete at this time."

Sogliano did confirm that Davide Lanzafame could be heading to Catania though.

"That's true," he added. "I know Catania have spoken to his agent and that they are interested in the player.

"We are ready to sell him as he doesn't fit in with the plans of the Coach. We'll see what happens in the next few days."