"If Coloccini goes it will be the great disappointment of the summer," he told Marca. "The team that takes Coloccini will be getting a quality footballer, a footballer to take your hat off to and they will be playing a dirty trick on me.
"He is a tremendous footballer for what he gives on the pitch and in the dressing room.
"If it happens, we'll look for someone else, but we're going to take it step by step. To see what happens.
"We have time fortunately. It's not easy to find a player of this level, but we will look for someone who can adapt himself."