Tuesday, 5th July, 2011

Atletico Madrid and Schalke have both sent bids to Palermo for goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.

Sirigu is expected to leave Sicily this summer after failing to agree terms with Palermo over a new contract at the club.

And the Italian has been attracting interest after a series of fine displays in Serie A last season.

Both Atletico Madrid and Schalke have a number 1 spot to fill after losing David de Gea and Manuel Neuer to Manchester United and Bayern Munich respectively.

24-year-old Sirigu made his breakthrough at senior level for Italy last year and has continued to improve.

Palermo will need to be made a tempting offer to cash in on their shot-stopper however.

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