Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini claims Javier Pastore is "the new Zidane" and has already rebuffed an approach from Real Madrid to sign the highly-rated playmaker.
Pastore, who has also been linked with a £40 million move to Manchester City, opened the scoring in a 3-1 win over Juventus in Turin on Thursday night and was instrumental in the victory.
Palermo chief Zamparini was gushing with praise for El Flaco in the aftermath of his match-winning performance and said: "He is the new Zidane. He is very strong and complete. Within two years he'll be worth as much as Messi."
When asked if he would consider selling the 21-year-old Argentine playmaker, Zamparini replied: "He won't be moving away from Palermo, neither in January nor in June. Real Madrid have also asked for him, but I have already refused. I consider him unsellable."