Viola interest in Guidetti
Behrami reiterates desire to remain in Florence
By Simone Bargellini. Last Updated: June 28, 2012 2:57pm
The Italian agent of Manchester City striker John Guidetti claims the Sweden international is attracting interest from Serie A outfit Fiorentina.
The 20-year-old forward could find himself on the move this summer, with his path to the first team blocked at the Etihad Stadium.
City hold Guidetti in high regard, but there is no place for him at present in Roberto Mancini's plans.
As a result, the youngster has spent a lot of time out on loan in the last couple of years.
He may feel that the time is right to move on, and is reported to have already expressed an interest in moving to Italy.
Lazio have been mentioned as a possible destination, but Fiorentina could be tempted to make a move once the transfer window re-opens.
"There are a lot of conditions to meet before he can arrive in Italy," Roberto De Fanti told calciomercato.com.
"At City he is behind many top players and is rated at around seven to nine million euros.
"Fiorentina are a club that have shown an interest in his situation.
"Their sporting director (Daniele) Prade is a football expert at international level and knows Guidetti well."
Meanwhile, Valon Behrami has reiterated his desire to remain at Fiorentina for the foreseeable future.
The Switzerland international is once again being linked with a move to reigning Serie A champions Juventus, but he claims to have had no contact with any interested party and would be happy to pen a new contract in Florence.
He told Corriere dello Sport: "My contract? I have not yet received an offer from any club.
"My new agent needs to meet with my old agent, then we can talk about a new contract.
"No other club has made me an offer and I would have no problem staying in Florence even if a contract extension is not put in place."