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Fiorentina set for big summer overhaul

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Italian side Fiorentina are set to spend big this summer to close the gap on Juventus, Roma and Napoli at the top of Serie A and mount a serious title challenge next term.

After recruiting the likes of Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez in recent transfer windows the Italian giants are keen to add to the squad, after ensuring European football at the Stadio Artemio Franchi next year.

Top of their list is reportedly Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, who has struggled for form and fitness under Carlo Ancelotti and is widely expected to miss out on a starting berth when they meet city rivals Atletico in the Champions League final.

Chelsea are still favourites to land the midfielder given the fact Khedira enjoyed a healthy relationship with Jose Mourinho when the Portuguese was at the helm of the Spanish club, but Roma and Manchester United are also keen on his services.

It could be a way of appeasing fans with star winger Juan Cuadrado, who is being linked with Arsenal having accepted defeat in the race to sign Schalke starlet Julian Draxler.

Jeremy Menez of Paris St Germain is the man Vincenzo Montella wishes to fill that void, having seemingly played his last game for the club with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Menez would prove an impressive signing after playing a key role in the side’s recent dominance over in France, but his best form was saved for the Champions League.

He has been heavily linked with Antonio Conte’s Juventus, but the deal has yet to be announced which could open the door to a switch for another Serie A superpower.

The future is less clear for United midfielder Anderson who has endured a tricky spell since signing for the Italian side on loan in January.

He has made just eight appearances and failed to find the net once, justifying David Moyes’ attempts to offload him after years of sub-par performances under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Brazilian boasts a high wage packet, with his displays in Italy too inconsistent to convince the club to part with a vast amount of money for his services.

Inter Milan stalwart Walter Samuel is another set to join the Montella revolution, with the Nerrazurri keen to rebuild the squad after a difficult season where they are set to finish fifth, behind Fiorentina.

All in all, it seems another summer of change is in order, and exciting times lie ahead for fans of the Viola.

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