Palermo played down interest in Catania defender Matias Silvestre.

The defender has also been linked with Villarreal and Liverpool.

"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."