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Palermo Defender Simon Kjaer Unconcerned By Transfer Rumours

Although the transfer window is currently closed, the Italian press have continued to speculate that Simon Kjaer will leave Palermo for one of Serie A's elite clubs.

The 20-year-old has moved to dismiss the rumours, however, insisting that he is so focused on playing well for his club that he is not even thinking about Denmark's quest to compete in South Africa next summer.

"Inter and Juventus are after me? I don't read the sports papers but it's nice that these clubs are interested in me," the central defender told Il Giornale di Sicilia.

"I know that it won't be easy to reject certain offers if they arrive, but I don't want to think about that now.

"I'm thinking about Bari, then I will think of Parma - I don't even want to think about the World Cup, even though we are close to qualification."

Kjaer, who is valued at at least €12m by his club, should be in the starting line up for Palermo when they host Bari at the Renzo Barbera on Sunday.

Anthony Wright,