Agent says Liverpool have no interest in £20m Giuseppe Rossi

Despite rumours of Liverpool interest in Giuseppe Rossi his agent has made it clear that is far from the case.

One area of the pitch Liverpool are supposedly keen on improving even further this summer is up front. The club lost their top-scorer Luis Suarez to Barcelona and have only so far signed Rickie Lambert as a replacement.

With that in mind plenty a big name has been mentioned as a potential target. Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavani, Karim Benzema and Mario Balotelli all apparent 'targets'.

Today it was the turn of Fiorentina star Giuseppe Rossi. His signature would have been interesting because of his past - as a Manchester United player.

The young forward had impressed at United and on loan spells with Newcastle and Parma - but in the summer of 2007 he was sold to Villarreal for a bargain £6.6 million.

He then went on to become one of Europe's most potent goal-scorers, but has also suffered terribly with persistent knee injuries - but was still snapped up by Fiorentina in January 2013 for €10 million.

Despite his injury record he is still highly valued, and yesterday a media outlet in the UK reported an 'exclusive' that Liverpool were readying a £20 million for the player.

That rumour has now been categorically denied by the player's agent. Andrea Pastorello has told in media in Italy:

“There is nothing between Rossi and Liverpool. There is absolutely nothing to comment on. Honestly, I don’t know anything about this. I’m not aware of any offer. This is something that has come from England and nowhere else.”

It seems that this is just a rumour and no interest has been registered in Rossi by Liverpool at all. The former United man looks set to remain with Fiorentina for now.

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