PALERMO NEWS

Devis Mangia realises “the Sicilian derby is the mother of all games,” but had time for a tasty snack in his Palermo press conference.
Vincenzo Montella believes Catania will be more motivated to give their fans a special moment in the derby against Palermo.
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has rejected claims that the club have made moves for Carlos Tevez and Federico Balzaretti.
Siena are through to the Coppa Italia quarter-finals after overcoming Palermo on penalties after a thrilling high-score extra-time draw.
Under-pressure Coach Giuseppe Sannino is targeting a Coppa Italia win over Palermo to help end Siena’s current problems.
Paris Saint-Germain target Federico Balzaretti will see out the season with Palermo, his agent has stated.
Devis Mangia admits “that was a terrible performance and I can only apologise to the Palermo fans.”
Devis Mangia claims tonight’s foes Cesena are “the most difficult opponents we’ve faced in my time at Palermo.”
Palermo and Cagliari will take each other on in the January transfer market for Frederik Sorensen of Juventus.
Italian international Federico Balzaretti says he’s just focusing on Palermo and not a future at Paris Saint-Germain.
Fiorentina have made no approach for Josip Ilicic of Palermo. “It’s a journalistic invention,” noted his agent.
Palermo’s Mauricio Pinilla is the latest striker to be associated with a January switch to struggling Inter.
Palermo have dismissed the notion that Italian international Federico Balzaretti will leave the club in January.
Sebastian Giovinco and Francesco Valiani hit the woodwork, but Parma couldn’t break down Palermo in the fog.
Devis Mangia insists he has “an excellent rapport” with Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini, but feels the pressure ahead of Parma tonight.
President Maurizio Zamparini is running out of patience with Palermo. “We need to resolve our travel taboo, as the team have the wrong attitude.”
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has no regrets about hiring Devis Mangia – despite their awful away record.
Palermo have rejected speculation that they are pondering a January bid for Marco Borriello of Roma.
Marcelo Estigarribia could get his first start for Juventus tonight. “I doubt he’ll be afraid in Naples,” said fellow Paraguayan Edgar Barreto.
Fiorentina Coach Delio Rossi said he will “always thank” Palermo, although he feels his team deserved more today, including a penalty.