Monday December 21 2015
Rossi nears Viola exit?

Giuseppe Rossi is reportedly edging toward a Fiorentina exit, with Real Betis interested in his signature.

The Italian international has recovered from the latest in a series of knee injuries, but has made just four Serie A starts under Paulo Sousa this term.

Il Corriere Fiorentino believes that ‘Pepito’ wants to play his way into contention for Euro 2016, and is therefore seeking to leave to find more playing time.

The newspaper reports that Rossi’s agent Andrea Pastorello was in Seville at the weekend to evaluate whether a move to Betis is possible.

The forward scored 82 goals in a previous spell in La Liga with Villarreal, before his knee problems struck.

Genoa, Sampdoria and Palermo are also thought to be keen, but the Viola would demand his €1.4m per season wages be paid in full if he were to move on loan.

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