Monday May 9 2011
Gilardino happy to stay a Viola

Alberto Gilardino says he'd like to stay at Fiorentina despite new links with Juventus on Monday.

The Old Lady apparently have the striker under observation and are already thinking about a possible bid.

According to various sources, Juve could offer the Viola attacker Amauri or midfielder Momo Sissoko as part of the deal.

However, the 28-year-old international, who is contracted at the Franchi until June 2013, seems happy in Tuscany.

"I don't know what my future will be," he noted. "I've been hearing rumours for some time which have actually become bothersome.

"I have another two years left on my contract and, as I've already said, I'm happy in Florence and I want to stay.

"At the end of the season I will meet with the club about the situation."

Gilardino is valued at around €15m and has numerous admirers in Italy, France and England.

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