Thursday April 19 2012
Montolivo to be dropped?

The Corriere dello Sport is suggesting that Riccardo Montolivo could be relegated to the stands for Fiorentina’s game against Inter.

The paper is claiming that the midfielder’s tame recent form will see boss Delio Rossi punish him with omission from his squad against the Nerazzurri.

The 27-year-old has started 28 League games for the Viola this season, but he’s struggled to make an impact.

Rossi’s apparent decision to drop the Italian international comes during a week where reports claim the player has already signed a deal with Milan.

Montolivo will leave the Stadio Franchi in the summer on a free transfer once his contract expires in Tuscany.

The Viola are currently just two places and three points above the relegation zone.