Cagliari have ruled out releasing winger Pasquale Foggia before this week's transfer deadline.

"I read that Foggia is meant to be going to Lazio or Palermo. It's irritating reading these things, not to say comical," sniped President Massimo Cellino.

"It almost seems as if Cagliari have no part to play in this whole situation. I repeat that Foggia is ours and we have no intention of selling him, nor does he want to leave the club."