Fiorentina Will Not Sell Riccardo Montolivo In January, Insists Agent

The Italy international's representative has made it clear that his client is unlikely to move this winter due to the club's insistence to keep him at the Artemio Franchi
Giovanni Branchini, agent of Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo, has stressed that the Italy international will not be on the move in the January transfer window as his current club are determined to hold on to him.

Montolivo is continually being linked with a move away from the Viola following his refusal to extend his expiring contract, and clubs such as AC Milan and Juventus are reportedly monitoring his situation closely.

Nevertheless, Branchini has made it clear that a winter transfer is not an option at present.

"At the moment, there is nothing happening. There are no options. The interest of AC Milan? That's more speculation in the press than it is a realistic option," Branchini said to Sky Sport Italia.

"Fiorentina have declared him unsellable, so I really don't think he will leave in January. Riccardo also has the intention to stay until June and that has to be respected."

The 26-year-old midfielder has made over 200 competitive appearances for Fiorentina since joining them from Atalanta in the summer of 2005.

How do you stay up with football when on the move? With –your best source for mobile coverage of the beautiful game.