Saturday September 10 2011
Montolivo denies Milan deal

Fiorentina patron Andrea Della Valle has warned Riccardo Montolivo, “I need a yes or no answer.”

The former captain's contract expires at the end of the season and he has repeatedly rejected a renewal, but negotiations have resumed.

“I will talk to him today and it's necessary we have absolute clarity,” explained Della Valle.

“I need a yes or no answer. I know he wants to renew, so we'll talk it over and in the next few days you'll know more.”

There was also controversy around Alberto Gilardino, who complained at the ‘silence' from the club over his future during the transfer session.

“That is all over and done with. This is an important season for Gilardino and he'll want to do well in the lead-up to the European Championship. He had a few problems last year, but will return to being the great striker we knew.

“Now we have a competitive squad and Fiorentina must entertain us, which they didn't do last season.”

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