Tuesday, 17th June, 2014

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini is pulling out all the stops to tempt Cagliari sporting director Nicola Salerno to the club, amid interest from Leeds United.

Salerno has a close relationship with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino, who recently sold Cagliari. As a result, Salerno will be moving on from the Sant'Elia, with his contract as Rossoblu sporting director due to expire at the end of this month.

Where he will go to remains up in the air, with Cellino willing to welcome him to Leeds, while Zamparini is hoping to keep him in Sicily.

And according to Corriere dello Sport, the Palermo president is pulling out all the stops to do just that.


While the club currently boast a sporting director in Franco Ceravolo, Zamparini wants to appoint Salerno as vice-president with sweeping powers.


And Salerno would work with Ceravolo as Palermo, who won Serie B last season, seek to field a team next term to flourish in Serie A.

Zamparini is at pains not to go into the details, but hinted at an open door for Salerno.

"Salerno is a friend of the family", he told StadioNews24.

"There is nothing going on with him, but in the future you never know.

"At this time my sporting director is Ceravolo. If someone else arrived in Palermo, it would not be instead of Ceravolo."

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