Gilardino agent cools City link

05 May 2010 05:32
Alberto Gilardino's agent has played down reports linking the Fiorentina striker with a big-money summer move to Manchester City.[LNB] Reports emanating from Italy have suggested City boss Roberto Mancini was lining up a summer move for Gilardino, who is Fiorentina's top scorer with 15 goals in 35 games this season.[LNB]Gilardino was reported to be considering his future at the Artemio Franchi after a disappointing campaign for the Viola.[LNB]However, Gilardino's representative, Marcello Bonetto, insists he has heard nothing from City and that Fiorentina have not mentioned anything about any interest from the English side.[LNB]"I don't know anything about City and I think that right now they are concentrating on the Premier League," Bonetto told calciomercato.com.[LNB]"However, it is a question to ask to Fiorentina and not to us. [LNB]"Yesterday we met with Fiorentina sporting director Pantaleo Corvino, we have examined friendliness and future programmes in general with Fiorentina. [LNB]"But Corvino made no mention of having received an offer from the City."

Source: Team_Talk