Juan Manuel Vargas is something of an outcast at Fiorentina, but he insists “I am training and hope to stay here.”
The Peruvian winger showed poor form and little effort last season, while it has been widely reported he turned up to pre-season training extremely overweight.
“I don’t know what my future will be,” he told La Repubblica newspaper.
“I am training with Fiorentina and hope to remain here.”
Vargas does not appear to have a part in Coach Vincenzo Montella’s plans and the supporters are said to be irritated by his lack of conviction.
He has been linked with numerous clubs, including Liverpool and Siena, but the Viola are struggling to sell.