Palermo president Zamparini sets Cavani asking price

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini admits they're actively seeking a new striker, while he has set the asking price for Edinson Cavani.

The Rosanero are keen on several striker targets, including Siena's Massimo Maccarone.

Zamparini said: “We are also tracking three or four other strikers, among them Massimo Maccarone. He is not that young anymore, so we’ll have to wait and see with him.

“Amauri will not return to us from Juventus due to economic and sheer motivational reasons.

“Cavani has a buy-out clause in his contract worth €23m, so he can go to whoever pays that amount.”

Uruguayan international Cavani is going to the World Cup, where he could attract even more interest than the current crop of clubs.

Among those already keeping track of Cavani are Milan, Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester City.

“In two years he has scored nearly 30 Serie A goals, which is a lot considering he plays for Palermo,” agent Claudio Anellucci told Radio Radio.

“We renewed his contract until 2014 and he’s happy, but his football future depends on President Zamparini.

“It’s true that he would also like to test himself against other challenges. Palermo will evaluate along with us if there are any concrete offers.

“Whoever wants Cavani must come to Palermo and put a lot of money on the table. Considering his tactical style and potential, Serie A remains the best option for him, as the Premier League requires less technique.

“If there are offers from Italian clubs, that would be better.”

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