Rossi hopefuls told to dig deep

30 March 2009 04:30
Giuseppe Rossi's agent has warned suitors of Villarreal's former Manchester United striker that he will cost them 40million euros. Rossi has scored 12 goals in 21 Primera Liga games for Villarreal this season, earning the interest of Juventus among others.But Federico Pastorello has warned that Villarreal will not sell on the cheap. "Villarreal turned down 20million euros last summer," Pastorello said. "His buy-out clause is of 40million. Therefore, his value is closer to the 40 mark than the 20 mark."Rossi, who has also scored three goals in the Champions League this season, is under contract with the Spanish club until June 2013. In the meantime, the 22-year-old is focusing on earning a place in the Italy squad.Rossi is training with Marcello Lippi's side ahead of Wednesday's game against Ireland in Bari."I hope to play," said Rossi."Although I didn't play in Podgorica against Montenegro over the weekend, I am calm and I don't feel left out."Lippi has confidence in me."

Source: Eurosport