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Fiorentina chief speaks out on futures of Man United & Brentford targets


Fiorentina CEO Joe Barone has, on Thursday, provided an insight into the respective futures of two of the club’s most in-demand stars.

First up comes the latest on Sofyan Amrabat.

The name of midfielder Amrabat has of course long taken its place front and centre in the headlines in Tuscany.

This comes with the Moroccan having made clear his desire for pastures new, amid intense interest in his signature on the part of Premier League giants Manchester United.

And the aforementioned Barone has today revealed that Amrabat, through his own choice, is ‘not working with the squad’.

Concerningly for those of a Manchester United persuasion, though, it is also added that:

‘We have still not received any bid for Amrabat this summer.’

Next on the agenda comes the latest on the future of Nico Gonzalez.

For those who may have missed it, Argentine international Gonzalez was this week the subject of a big-money offer on the part of another Premier League club - Brentford.

The Bees are understood to have sent a proposal worth a hefty €43 million the way of their Fiorentina counterparts, in a bid to bring the 25-year-old to west London.

Barone, however, has since revealed that this bid has been firmly rebuffed, with Gonzalez absolutely ‘not for sale’:

“We want to thank Brentford, they sent another bid for Nico but he will not leave the club. He’s a key player for us. He’s not for sale and he won’t be available on the market”.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.


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