Tuesday June 21 2011
Gilardino 'was very close to Juve'

Alberto Gilardino “was very close to Juventus in January,” but his Fiorentina future remains a mystery.

The striker warned last week he would not give the fans any guarantees on whether he'd be at the Stadio Artemio Franchi next term.

“He was very close to Juventus in January, but then Fiorentina opted not to finish the deal because they were in a difficult position in the table,” revealed agent Giuseppe Bozzo.

“Right now the club has a very high valuation of the player, but there are no genuine offers.”