Italians rule out move for Brazilian stopper.
Fiorentina’s sporting director Daniele Prade has told the Italian media that there is no deal in place to bring QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar to the club this summer, Sky Sports reports.
The Brazilian international has been heavily linked with a move away from Loftus Road all summer following on from the club’s relegation to the Championship last season, and a number of sides are reported to be interested in taking him off QPR’s hands.
Arsenal had been said to be leading the charge after the 33-year-old admitted that he would be keen on staying in London, but recent reports had hinted at the Tuscan club were the frontrunners to land his signature.
However, Prade has been quoted as telling Sky Sport Italia that Fiorentina have not even made an enquiry about Cesar.
“I have never contacted either QPR or the agent of the Brazilian goalkeeper,” he said.
Other reports in Italy had claimed that talks between player and club had indeed taken place, but his agent had told Radio Blu that a deal would be hard to come by as La Viola were unwilling to meet his wage demands.
Sources close to the player have hinted that he would be prepared to wait until the January transfer window to secure a move away for the west London club as he is not worried about losing his place within the Brazilian national team.