Wednesday June 13 2012
Liverpool will want Aquilani fee

The agent of Alberto Aquilani has rejected the notion that Liverpool could let his client leave the club on a free transfer.

Some reports over the past week had claimed that the Premiership outfit were prepared to release him for nothing in order to get him off their wage bill.

“I can exclude the possibility that he will leave Liverpool on a free transfer,” Franco Zavaglia told Il Sussidiario.

“There is nothing new to report at this moment in time with regard to his future. There was a meeting with Liverpool and we are now waiting for them to give us an answer.

“What did we ask them? We’ll keep that to ourselves.”

Aquilani was signed by Liverpool in August 2009 from Roma for about €20m, but he struggled to settle at Anfield.

He spent the 2010-11 season on loan at Juventus, while he joined Milan last summer in a loan deal which included an enforced buy-out should he have appeared in a set number of games.

Aquilani didn’t fulfil that requirement, but the Rossoneri could still be interested if Mathieu Flamini doesn’t pen a renewal.

“I don’t know if he wants to stay at Milan,” Zavaglia added. “Let’s see what happens. We should hear from Liverpool by the end of the week.”

Aquilani, who missed out on Euro 2012, has been linked with Fiorentina.