Carlo cools Torres talk
PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti claims he has not been offered the chance to sign Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 19/01/12 2:33pm
Paris Saint Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti claims he has not been offered the chance to sign Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.
Earlier this week, Ancelotti was quoted as saying he had been offered the chance to sign the Spaniard, Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov, Tottenham's Roman Pavlyuchenko and Napoli's Edinson Cavani.
Chelsea moved to play down rumours linking Torres with a move to the French capital and former Blues boss Ancelotti has now backtracked on his statement.
"I have been offered many players, but Cavani and Torres are not part of them," Ancelotti told Sky Italia.
"Many names are linked to me only because I had a good relationship with them, such as (Didier) Drogba and (Florent) Malouda."
Inter Milan's Maicon and Thiago Motta have also been mentioned as names on Ancelotti's list of transfer targets along with Roma icon Daniele De Rossi and Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero.
But former Juventus and AC Milan boss Ancelotti said: "There are many good players in Italy, such as Maicon and Motta, but we do not try to take them from Inter."
Regarding Rossi, whose contract talks continue to drag on ahead of the summer expiry of his current terms, Ancelotti said: "Again, I say I like him. But we do not try to take him.
"He has a Roma heritage. It is right he can remain there."
However, a bid to sign 37-year-old Del Piero, with the Italian's contract in Turin set to run out in May and PSG known to want a veteran squad member after failing in a pursuit of David Beckham, could yet materialise.
Ancelotti said: "He'll be out of contract at Juventus, so everything can happen."
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