Tuesday January 4 2011
Fiorentina issue statement on Gilardino

Fiorentina have issued an official statement denying reports that the club intends to sell Alberto Gilardino in the January transfer window.

The Italy international striker has been repeatedly linked with a move to Turin giants Juventus, possibly in exchange for Amauri.

Speculation started to mount towards the end of last year when Gilardino changed his agent.

"Seeing the continuous references in the Press regarding prospective deals on the transfer market relative to the footballer Alberto Gilardino, Fiorentina would like to communicate the absolute 'unsellability' of the player," read the statement.

"The club intends to reassert itself again with the objective of growing and investing to improve the actual squad."

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