Bullish Camolese eyes safety

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New coach Giancarlo Camolese is confident of keeping struggling Torino in Serie A.



Camolese replaced Walter Novellino in the hot-seat on Tuesday and has been charged with saving the 18th placed club from relegation in the closing weeks of the season.



"We do have what it takes to stay in the top-flight," said Camolese, who previously coached the club between 2000 and 2002.



"The first thing that needs to be done is to get the squad into better physical shape.



"I will ask the boys for their full support and help in doing this. Luckily we have a bit of a break before the league starts again."



Internazionale full-back Maxwell will definitely quit the club in the summer, according to his agent.



The Brazil international is unhappy at a lack of first-team opportunities under Jose Mourinho and will either seek a transfer or look to buy himself out of the remainder of his contract.



Maxwell has been linked with a move to Inter's city rivals AC Milan.



"The rapport between Mourinho and Maxwell is over and the coach does not care," said agent Mino Raiola.



"Did Inter say they won't sell him to Milan? It's not up to Inter to decide. The player will, as we will, rescind the contract and pay whatever we owe them.



"I have yet to receive concrete offers from anyone, but I feel all big sides recognise my client's worth."



Elsewhere, Fabio Quagliarella has pledged his future to Udinese amid reported interest in the striker from Juventus and Internazionale.



The Italy international has found the net 14 times for Pasquale Marino's side this season, but claims he is more interested in staying at the Stadio Friuli than considering a move to a more high-profile club.



"It is flattering that all these big teams are watching me," said the former Sampdoria youngster.



"Who would not like to play for a team like Juventus for example?



"But I still have three years on my contract and I have never gone to the club and asked to leave."

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