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Liverpool sell Aquilani to Fiorentina

ESPN staff
August 3, 2012
Alberto Aquilani's Anfield misery has come to an end © Getty Images

Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle has announced that the club are to sign Alberto Aquilani from Liverpool.

Aquilani, 28, joined Liverpool from Roma in 2009 during Rafael Benitez's reign, but he struggled with injury in his debut campaign and he spent the following two seasons on loan with Juventus and AC Milan.

New Reds manager Brendan Rodgers had indicated he would be happy to accommodate Aquilani this season, and the player's agent insisted on several occasions that he would spend the campaign at Anfield, but he has now agreed to a move to Fiorentina.

"We have signed Aquilani," Della Valle said, with the Italy international apparently due to undergo a medical on Friday.

Liverpool have been linked with Swansea midfielder Joe Allen in recent weeks, and Aquilani's exit could be clearing the decks for the Wales international to come in.

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