Palermo after Pizarro
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Palermo are hoping to win the battle for Udinese midfielder David Pizarro.Palermo are hoping to win the battle for Udinese's David Pizarro at the end of the season.
The Chilean midfielder is one of the most coveted players in Serie A, with both Milan clubs purported to be on his trail.
Ambitious Palermo have now joined the chase for the South American, who is playing a key role in Udinese's push for a UEFA Champions League berth.
Palermo are also eyeing a spot in Europe's premier club competition and are looking to strengthen for next season.
Pizarro is a confirmed target for the Sicilian side, with club president Maurizio Zamparini looking to beat other clubs to his signature.
Zamparini told Corriere dello Sport: "Pizarro isn't my only target.
"Many other European clubs are eyeing him."
In addition to recruiting fresh faces, Palermo are also looking to secure the futures of Eugenio Corini and Lamberto Zauli, who are close to penning new deals.
"The sporting director is working on this," added Zamparini. "I think it's only lacking the signature.
"They will stay with us."