He costs too much,” president Aldo Spinelli told Sport Italia. “Anyhow, we already have some valid attackers in the squad.”
The newly promoted outfit are on the look-out for reinforcements in the attacking third though given that they are expected to sell the wanted Paulinho.
“The offers we have received for him so far have not be at the required level for a player of his quality,” Spinelli continued.
“At this moment in time he is staying with us.”
German Denis will still be leading Atalanta’s attack during the 2013-14 campaign, the Bergamo club have insisted.
The 31-year-old is being linked with a possible move away from the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia, but Pasquale Marino has shot down the speculation.
“There are no doubts about Denis at all,” the director general told Sport Italia. “He will stay in Bergamo. We’re 100 per cent sure of that.”
The former Napoli and Udinese centre-forward has recently been paired with a possible move to Fiorentina.
The Argentine has scored 31 goals in the Italian top flight over the last two campaigns for the Nerazzurri.
Atalanta have warned clubs interested in Giacomo Bonaventura that he won’t be sold for anything less than €15m (£12.7m).
The versatile midfielder, who was used on the left in 2012-13, is on the transfer radar of a number of big Italian sides.
“The boy has grown up a lot,” President Antonio Percassi told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “I would like him to stay with us for another season.
“He will only leave if a big offer comes in. You’ll need €15m to sign Bonaventura…”
The 23-year-old was handed his first call-up to the Italian national side and cap earlier this summer after scoring seven goals in 35 League games.
He didn’t make the final 23-man squad for the Confederations Cup though.
Emanuele Calaio has no intention of leaving Napoli for a move to China, his agent brother has confirmed.
The striker has been linked with Dalian Shide after struggling to get games for the Azzurri following his January move.
“It is true, there has been an enquiry from China,” Umberto Calaio commented. “However, it would be hard for him to take that into consideration.
“Emanuele has other intentions right now.”
Calaio, in his second spell with Napoli, made just six appearances for the Stadio San Paolo outfit following his move from Siena.
The 31-year-old forward is being looked at by Torino, hometown club Palermo and Siena.
Bologna have felt the need to publish a denial on their website in response to a report that Saphir Taider would be sold to Inter.
The Corriere di Bologna today claimed that the 21-year-old, an Algerian international, was bound for the Stadio Meazza this summer.
The Rossoblu insist that they have never considered selling the midfielder to Inter or any other club.
The former France youth international was signed by the Italian outfit in 2011 from Grenoble. He was briefly co-owned with Juventus, until that 50 per cent of his contract was bought back.