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Liverpool sell Alberto Aquilani to Fiorentina

Aquilani's Mersey hell finally over as Liverpool agree deal with Fiorentina for Kop flop

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UPDATED:

12:10 GMT, 3 August 2012

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Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle says the Serie A club has signed Alberto Aquilani from Liverpool.

The Italy international failed to settle on Merseyside after moving there from Roma in 2009 fora fee of 20million.

Thanks for nothing: After three miserable years, Alberto Aquilani has left Liverpool

Thanks for nothing: After three miserable years, Alberto Aquilani has left Liverpool

Aquilani had two loan spells away from the club, first at Juventus and then last season at AC Milan.

The 28-year-old has, though, spent the pre-season with Liverpool, but has flown back early from the club's tour of North America to complete his move to La Viola.

Also in Italy, newly-promoted Sampdoria will start its first season back in Serie A with a one-point penalty for match-fixing after its plea bargain was accepted on Friday.

Serie B club Bari has been deducted five points and fined 68,000. Atalanta defender Andrea Masiello has been banned for 26 months for offences during his time at Bari.

Former teammates Alessandro Parisi, who is now with Torino, and Marco Rossi, now at Cesena, have been suspended for 24 months and 20 months, respectively.

More to follow….

Stevan Jovetic could leave Fiorentina

Fiorentina determined to keep Jovetic but are unsure of striker's intentions

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UPDATED:

13:26 GMT, 12 June 2012

Fiorentina would love to keep striker Stevan Jovetic in a purple shirt but have admitted they do not know if he wants to leave the club

The Montenegro international has attracted attention from Chelsea and Manchester United, while Napoli and Juventus are also looking at the forward.

Jovetic scored 14 goals in 27 Serie A games this season and is hot property but Fiorentina are quick to remind suitors he has four years remaining on his deal.

Wanted: Stevan Jovetic is a talent

Wanted: Stevan Jovetic is a talent

'Our wish is to keep Jovetic,' Fiorentina’s sporting director Daniele Prade told Gazzetta dello Sport.

'He is under contract with us and we want to build the team around him. The player will have to tell us whether he wants to stay or go.'

The Viola chief added: 'We have not received any offers for any player and that includes Jovetic. But the transfer market is open until August 31.'

Alessio Cerci on brink of Everton move

Everton close in on loan swoop for Fiorentina winger Cerci

Fiorentina winger Alessio Cerci is on the brink of a loan move to Everton.

The 24-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Serie A club, with a deal reportedly in place to take him to Goodison Park.

In demand: Everton are keen on sealing a deal for the Firoentina winger

In demand: Everton are keen on sealing a deal for the Firoentina winger

According to reports in Italy, Cerci, a former target of high-flying Manchester City, has set his sights on a move to the Barclays Premier League, and Everton boss David Moyes is keen to wrap up a deal during the transfer window.

Cerci has started only 11 league games for La Viola this season, with manager Delio Rossi finding it difficult to accommodate him into his preferred 3-5-2 formation.

'Cerci is a wide attacker with certain characteristics, so he has been penalised by our change to a 3-5-2 system,' Rossi said.

'If he gets the chance, it's best he go express himself elsewhere, otherwise he'll have to stay in Florence and try to adapt.'