Tuesday, 27th May, 2014

Cagliari sporting director Nicola Salerno has slapped a minimum asking price of €10m on the head of in-demand striker Victor Ibarbo.

The Colombia international was first linked with Leeds United this summer, but although admitting to being excited by the possibility of playing his football in England, was less keen on dropping down to the second tier to do so.

Juventus then lodged an enquiry about Ibarbo, while Napoli are the latest club to sniff around the 22-year-old as they look for a backup option to Gonzalo Higuain for next season.

And Salerno has warned the striker's suitors he will not be leaving on the cheap.


"How much for Ibarbo? More than €10m", Salerno told Calcio News 24.

"He is 22 and a half years old, is very strong and very versatile, able to play as a first or a second striker, he can play off the striker and can play every role in attack."

Salerno also responded the chatter around Napoli, claiming that the Coppa Italia winners have not been in touch over Ibarbo.

"Sure, he may go to a top club, but Napoli have not made an official request and have not expressed an interest.

"The boy's contract expires in 2016 and I believe it is right to sit down and talk when requests arrive."

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