Sunday July 29 2012
Agent rules out Aquilani move

Alberto Aquilani’s agent has dismissed reports of a move to Fiorentina as “impossible. He will remain at Liverpool.”

Both the Italian and English media suggested over the weekend that the Viola were making a bid for the €9m-rated midfielder, which could include a swap with Juan Manuel Vargas.

“Let us not open up a soap opera, please,” agent Franco Zavaglia told Radio Sportiva.

“Aquilani is a Liverpool player and he is happy where he is now. We have not received any requests from Daniele Prade, but that was only to be expected, seeing as Aquilani will only leave on a permanent move and at figures Fiorentina cannot afford.

“I would rule out a current return to Italy. At the moment Alberto is relaxed and on Tuesday he’ll attend pre-season training with Liverpool, as planned.”

Aquilani spent the last two seasons on loan at Juventus and Milan, but neither club took up its option on the player.

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