Joe Avicolli Date: 7th February 2015 at 6:20pm
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Cagliari sporting director Francesco Marroccu has revealed that the Rossoblu will be keeping both Lorenzo Crisetig and Samuele Longo until their contracts expire despite rumours claiming otherwise.

The duo are currently on loan at the Isolani from Inter until June 2016 and have been linked with a possible premature return to the Nerazzurri this summer, though Marroccu denies this and insists that the two young talents are included in coach Gianfranco Zola’s plans for the future.

Marroccu spoke to about the transfer situations of several Cagliari players, including Crisetig and Longo, and expressed his confidence in the club’s ability to attain salvation this season.

“I’m sure that we’ll be able to save ourselves this season,” said the sporting director. “We will do it because this team has a very decisive, tough core.

“Alberto Gilardino? We were only going for him once. Alberto made his choice and we did not meet eye to eye, but that’s fine.

“The failure to land Matteo Mancosu? He hasn’t come to us only because of a technical issue, he didn’t fit as well with our new tactics.

“The sale of Victor Ibarbo? During the pressure of the whole situation we had opted for a farewell. I think that Cagliari have sold him at the right time.

“Crisetig to return to Inter? His loan here is set for two years and still no one has spoken of any possible changes to that. The same thing goes for Longo.

“We’re thinking of moving forward with both players here.”