Balzaretti to Stay at Palermo - President

  • Last Updated: June 22 2012, 11:16 BST

Napoli target Federico Balzaretti will remain at Palermo, according to club president Maurizio Zamparini.

Balzaretti: Linked with Napoli and AC Milan

The Italian left-back enjoyed another solid campaign for the Sicilian outfit and has also been linked with a move to AC Milan this summer.

"The only club that has asked me for Balzaretti is Napoli," Zamparini told Italian radio station Radio Radio.

"(Napoli president Aurelio) De Laurentiis called me and asked if if it was possible to sell Balzaretti to Napoli and I told him that the player would remain at Palermo."

Palermo are expected to offer Balzaretti a contract extension with the player's current deal ending next summer.

The 30-year-old is currently on international duty with Italy at the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.