Friday June 20 2014
Viola confirm Babacar, Bernardeschi

Fiorentina have confirmed that they once more own 100 per cent shares in Khouma Babacar and Federico Bernardeschi.

The young forward duo were in co-ownership agreements with Modena and Crotone respectively, but have now been re-signed by the Viola, where they both emerged through the youth ranks.

“Fiorentina announces that it has exercised its purchase right relating to Khouma Babacar with Modena and Federico Bernardeschi with Crotone,” the club have confirmed in a brief statement.

Udinese unsuccessfully pushed for Babacar to be included in negotiations for Juan Cuadrado, whilst Bernardeschi was a notable call-up to Cesare Prandelli’s April tests at Coverciano for his prospective World Cup squad.

Clubs have until 7pm Italian time today to resolve any outstanding co-ownership deals or risk going to blind auction.

Whilst the Italian Football Federation is phasing out clubs being allowed to hold 50-50 shares in players, existing co-ownership deals can be extended by a further year.

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