Alberto Aquilani will refuse to join Fiorentina from Liverpool unless the Italian club sign him outright.
The two teams have been in talks about the midfielder, but the switch is now on the verge of collapse.
According to Skysports.com, the Italian international isn’t interested in another loan move away from Anfield.
The Roman spent last term at Juventus, but the Turin giants opted against signing him outright after netting Andrea Pirlo from Milan.
Aquilani was apparently ready to accept a pay cut to join the Viola, but it is now unclear what will happen next.
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