Palermo reject Galatasaray's €12m bid for Abel Hernandez

Palermo chairman Maurizio Zamparini has revealed that he rejected Galatasaray's €12 million bid for Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez.

The 22-year-old joined the Rosanero in 2009 from Penarol, and has gone on to score 16 goals in Serie A from 69 appearances.

The Turkish champions were looking to bolster their squad ahead of the Champions League group stage, and had earmarked Hernandez as a potential signing, only for Zamparini to reject their advances.

"A week ago, we rejected a €12 million offer from Galatasaray for Hernandez." the chairman was quoted as saying by the Giornale di Sicilia.

"I want to keep Abel. His manager Giuseppe Sannino and I am sure he will do great things."

Palermo open their Serie A campaign at home to Napoli on Sunday at 20:45CET.

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