The hunt for Lichtsteiner's replacement seems to have reached Sicily as Palermo President confirmed to the press that the biancoceleste are after his right back Cassani.
Speaking to Radio Radio, the ever controversial Zamparini said: "Lotito has mentioned that he is interested in Cassani, I really thought he was joking. We are going to meet Wedensday again, and I will see if he is really serious." said Zamparini
Asked how much he values the player, Zamparini said: "I have no idea of his market value now because I have not placed him on on the market. But he has been with us for 4 or 5 years and probably wants a new experience." said the Sicilian patron.
"Anyhow, we will have an internal meeting with Cassani and my staff and we will evaluate the situation." concluded Zamparini.
The interest of Lazio has also been mentioned by the player's agent Tiberio Cavalleri who admitted to tribalfootball.com: "It is true, Lazio are interested in Cassani."
The Italian national has a contract with Palermo that expires in 2013, and while the sicilian side have not placed a price tag on him, Il Corriere dello sport values the player at 7 million euros.
It is worth noting that Lazio are rumored to be following Konko from Genoa, but one would expect that Cassani might be the priority.