Fiorentina struggling to tie down Liverpool linked star

Fiorentina's contract extension talks with goalkeeper Neto aren't going well, fuelling speculation that the Brazilian may be headed for Liverpool.

Liverpool are expected to move for a back-up goalkeeper in January and Fiorentina's Neto may be a sensible option.

The 25-year-old is widely regarded as one of Serie A's safest pairs of hands and he may also be available at a bargain price in January.

As Neto's contract expires in June 2015, Fiorentina may be forced to accept a low offer unless they can persuade him to recommit to the club by signing a new deal.

Neto's recent form and links with big clubs such as Liverpool seem to have created a stumbling block in negotiations, which are said to be moving slowly.

Il Corriere Fiorentino has reported the latest on talks between Neto and Fiorentina, stating there's a significant difference between the goalkeeper's demands and the amount the Viola are willing to offer.

The paper suggests that Fiorentina missed a trick by failing to secure the renewal in the summer when Neto was demanding around £800,000 per year and the club put £700,000 on the table.

It is suggested that Neto now wants at least £1.1 million, but that salary is small compared to what he could earn should he move to Liverpool.

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