Friday February 18 2011
Montolivo makes Fiorentina demands

Fiorentina must become stronger and more competitive if Riccardo Montolivo is to sign a new contract with the club.

The Italy international has stalled on putting pen to paper on a new deal with just 18 months remaining on his existing contract.

"I would like a stronger and more competitive Fiorentina, and I hope, in fact, I am certain that the Della Valle family want one too," Montolivo said.

"It's not a financial problem. I am 26 and I have the desire to make a jump in quality. Fiorentina are my priority.

"I believe that by June or sooner we will meet with the club to decide everything. I would like to clarify that I haven't had any contact with other clubs.

"I can't bear certain stories and certain falsehoods," he concluded.

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