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Frey open to a 'new challenge'

24 May 2010 10:44
Fiorentina goalkeeper Sebastien Frey has not ruled out a departure from Florence this summer, with Manchester United and Arsenal interested.

The 30-year-old is under contract with the Viola until June 2013 but has been a reported target of the two Premier League heavyweights.

Frey said to Gazzetta dello Sport: "I have spoken to (Fiorentina president Diego) Della Valle. I will speak again with him after the holidays.

"In life, at times, you need new challenges and I cannot hide the fact that I need that.

"Perhaps finding new challenges doesn't necessarily mean leaving, it could also mean that I could stay provided the team is reinforced.

"Next season we will not play in Europe and that is why we need a strong team to be at the highest level in Serie A."

Fiorentina failed to replicate the form of the 2008-09 campaign where they finished fourth.

The Viola ended the season in 11th place, 20 points behind Sampdoria, who clinched the last Champions League qualifying spot.

Source: Team_Talk