Barzagli cools Bayern talk
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Palermo defender Andrea Barzagli has dismissed talk that he could join Bayern Munich in the summer.
Bayern are planning a major squad overhaul at the end of the season and reports in Germany claim the Bavarian giants have targeted Barzagli.
But the Italy international is unaware of interest from the Allianz-Arena and is not committed to quitting Palermo.
"I don't know about a possible interest from Bayern Munich towards me," Barzagli told the Italian press.
"And it's not certain that, at the end of the year, I'd have to leave Palermo."
Juventus have also been heavily linked with the centre-half, who is under contract to Palermo until 2010.
The Serie A side's president Maurizio Zamparini has called on any clubs interested in Barzagli to put up or shut up.
Zamparini said: "Barzagli is bound to Palermo for another three years, so it's not certain he will quit in the summer.
"If a few sides are interested in his sale, they must make serious offers.
"Sure, if he says Bayern Munich have never contacted him, I believe him."