Fiorentina struggling to tie down Liverpool linked star

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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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