Thursday January 3 2013
Pescara: 'Fiorentina like Quintero'

Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani reveals “Fiorentina really like” Juan Fernando Quintero, who is also a target for Inter, Napoli, Udinese and Lazio.

The Colombian creative midfielder has made quite a splash in his debut Serie A season and could be leaving the Stadio Adriatico this month.

“We will only be willing to sell half of Quintero’s contract in order to reach a player who interests us,” Sebastiani told Radio Sportiva.

“We did the same with Juventus last year for Marco Verratti, but then the deal didn’t reach its conclusion.

“Fiorentina really like the Colombian and we have an excellent rapport with their director Daniele Pradè.”

Pescara recently replaced Coach Giovanni Stroppa with Cristiano Bergodi and intend to make big changes in the transfer window.

“Our intention is to intervene in every area of the squad. We started in June with a completely new team and not everything worked. In January we have the opportunity to remedy that.

“We were interested in Libor Kozak two years ago. He is our great love, but evidently Lazio love him too, seeing as Claudio Lotito won’t let him go. It’s a shame, as he deserves more playing time.

“We have requested Kozak from Lazio and will see over the next few days what response we get.

“As for Paulo Vitor Barreto, we have a strong rapport with Udinese and are discussing both Barreto and Quintero with them. We’ll see what develops from Monday onwards.”

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