Serie A - Montolivo to be sold abroad

Thu, 25 Aug 12:35:00 2011

Fiorentina have confirmed they will only consider selling midfielder Riccardo Montolivo to a foreign club.

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Montolivo, 26, has been told that he has no future at the Italian club after refusing to sign an extension to his contract, which expires at the end of the season.

Milan were strongly linked with the Italy international earlier in the summer but Fiorentina are determined to see their former captain move to a foreign league.

“Montolivo doesn’t believe in the Fiorentina project,” sporting director Pantaleo Corvino said. “As a result, the player will be sold abroad.”

Fiorentina have also conceded that Juan Manuel Vargas could leave the club, although they insist no firm offer has been received for striker Alberto Gilardino.

“If Vargas leaves then we are already well covered thanks to Andrea Lazzari and the return of Stevan Jovetic,” he added.

“As for Gilardino, we have had no offers for him. There has just been a verbal interest from one club.”


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