Roma Want Straight-Cash Deal For Fiorentina Target Matteo Brighi - Agent

The midfielder’s representative claims the Lupi are not considering swap deals to release his client to the Viola.
Fiorentina have reportedly stepped up their chase for Roma midfielder Matteo Brighi to replace Juventus-bound Felipe Melo, but the player’s representative has rejected speculation that a swap deal involving winger Mario Santana is in the pipeline.

Santana is tipped to leave the Franchi after the Tuscans brought in Marco Marchionni from Juventus, and Luciano Spalletti is apparently keen to take the Argentine to the Olimpico.

“I can confirm that Fiorentina have made an approach for Matteo, even though I have to say that director [Pantaleo] Corvino has targeted numerous players,” agent Vanni Puzzolo revealed to Violanews.com.

“I honestly don’t know if the deal will go through, but not because of Brighi’s will. Fiorentina are an important team and it would be a welcome destination.

“My doubts stem from the economic aspect: if Roma sell Brighi, they exclusively do so for money, given the club’s difficult situation. When I hear about a swap with Santana, I turn pessimistic. If anything, that could be a different deal.”

Brighi is contracted to the Eternal City outfit until June 2012.

Vince Masiello, Goal.com