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Zamparini: Balzaretti will join PSG

September 13, 2011

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has revealed that full-back Federico Balzaretti will join Paris Saint-Germain next season.

Balzaretti has been linked with a move to the French giants ever since Leonardo's appointment as general manager at PSG earlier this summer.

''Federico asked me to be transferred to PSG and I would like to make him happy,'' said Zamparini. ''Leonardo has already asked me about signing him for some time but I told him that, until the end of the season, he will remain with us. Meanwhile, we will begin to search for his replacement.''

The Italy international joined Palermo from Fiorentina in 2008 and is under contract with the Sicilian giants for a further two years.