Catania sports chief Pietro Lo Monaco insists striker Gionatha Spinesi is "untouchable" despite his lack of goals.

"We know that Spinesi is going through a strange period, but we can't put a striker on trial when he hit 43 goals to get us to Serie A and ensure our survival last term," Lo Monaco insisted.

"He is untouchable, just ask the fans, that's why we turned down a £3m offer from Genoa."