Monday July 11 2011
Fiorentina can't afford Aquilani

Fiorentina are unlikely to do a deal for Liverpool's Alberto Aquilani unless he accepts a significant wage cut.

The Italian international was paired with the Viola over the weekend after he returned to Anfield this summer.

The former Roma player spent last season on loan at Juventus before the Turin giants opted against signing him outright.

Although the player would likely accept Fiorentina as a destination, his wages represent a significant hurdle.

Aquilani earns €3.3m a season, whereas the Tuscan outfit's top earners – Sebastien Frey and Alberto Gilardino – net €2m a campaign after tax.

There is a possibility that Fiorentina could ask Liverpool for the loan on Aquilani if they agree to pay a third of his wages.

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