Italians were never keen on landing experienced keeper.
Serie A outfit Fiorentina have once again reiterated that they made no attempt whatsoever to try and sign Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar during the recent summer transfer window, according to reports on SkySports.com.
It had been reported on several occasions by a number of different media organisations throughout the close season that the Italians were interested in bringing the experienced Brazil international to Florence.
However, La Viola have now come out to firmly deny those stories, insisting that they did not even make contact with the west London club to inquire about the 34-year-old’s availability.
“We were never rejected by Julio Cesar because we never contacted Julio Cesar,” Fiorentina’s sporting director Daniele Prade told La Nazione.
“For two reasons – Julio Cesar has not played a real match since last April and then he has a very high salary, too high for us.”
Cesar has been at Loftus Road for just over a year now, having originally arrived in the capital from Serie A giants Inter Milan last August on a bumper four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
And in his debut campaign with the struggling Premier League side, the highly rated shot stopper featured in 26 matches in total in all competitions for QPR, 24 of which came in the top flight, although his displays between the posts were still not enough to prevent his new team from being relegated to the Championship last May.