Parma’s Leonardi denies Roma talks

Parma CEO Pietro Leonardi was asked today about potential discussions with Roma regarding some of his players:

“We must not forget that we are a different size than other clubs. It’s clear that we need to consider this for a logical market, our intention is to maintain a team and make it competitive. Paletta refused an incredible contract in Germany in January. Paletta to Roma? No, no, no bids have arrived. Sabatini and I haven’t spoken. Garcia? He has important ideas. He had a great advantage after the defeat in the Italian cup. It was the beginning of the turn. He was not known in Italy and the message he sent to Italian football is positive, he has stuck to what he’s done and has given a great impression.”

Source(s): Centro Suono Sport

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