Thursday January 16 2014
Gomez targeting Genoa date?

Reports surrounding Mario Gomez’s conditioning to return for Fiorentina are today once more optimistic.

The German has seen his return from a knee injury sustained in September delayed amid struggles with a foot injury.

Whilst having delayed his return to full training so far, La Nazione report that the 28-year-old is making progress through a personalised programme.

It is seen that, barring any complications, the striker could return to the first team picture for a place at least on the bench by Fiorentina’s Week 21 match at home to Genoa.

Having also lost Giuseppe Rossi to a knee injury this month, La Viola yesterday wrapped up a loan deal for Milan’s Alessandro Matri.

At Matri's presentation today, sporting director Daniele Prade confirmed that Gomez's return to the field is 'imminent'.

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