Balzaretti wants Roma move, claims Zamparini

The Palermo president reveals the full-back has set his sights on a transfer to the capital, but the Giallorossi will have to increase their offer in order for a deal to go through
Maurizio Zamparini has conceded that Federico Balzaretti is keen on a move to Roma, but the Olimpico side will have to improve their bid if they are to lure the Italy international away from Palermo.

The 30-year-old has also attracted the interest of clubs such as AC Milan, Juventus and Napoli, with the Partenopei having made a €5 million (£3.9m) offer, but Balzaretti supposedly prefers a transfer to the Giallorossi.

"Roma's interest is the most intense, and Federico has told me that he would find it fantastic to live in Rome," the Palermo president stated to Radio Radio.

"However, they will have to improve their offer and, at least, match what Napoli are willing to pay. That means they would have to table a €5m bid without the inclusion of any players.

"Juventus have also stepped forward, while Milan are looking for another [Antonio] Nocerino-like deal. That won't happen, though. Balzaretti is not Nocerino. We'll see what happens."

Balzaretti is contracted to Palermo until June 2013.