Liverpool not interested in Giuseppe Rossi, claims agent

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Liverpool are not interested in signing Giuseppe Rossi from Fiorentina, according to the striker's agent.

Reports broke earlier today suggesting that the Reds were preparing a massive £20 million bid for the 27-year-old, but the potential move has been dismissed by the player's agent, Andrea Pastorello.

Superb debut season

The former-Manchester United striker, had a superb debut season with Fiorentina, scoring 16 goals in just 22 performances, before an injury halted his season and eventually ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Despite, proving his fitness in a late international friendly, Rossi still missed out on the Italian squad for the World Cup, but due to his lethal debut season in Serie A, interest in the striker is reportedly high this summer.

Big release clause

Fiorentina signed Rossi from Spanish side Villarreal back in January 2013 for a fee estimated just shy of £10m, and he signed a four-year deal, which included a whopping release clause, which is worth around £28m.

Although he has a release clause of just under £30m, Brendan Rodgers was preparing a £20m bid for the Italian, amid reports claiming he could become Luis Suarez's replacement, after the Uruguayan joined FC Barcelona earlier on in the Summer.

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However, Andrea Pastorello, has moved quickly to rubbish those reports claiming that Rossi and Liverpool have not had any contact.

“There is nothing between Rossi and Liverpool,” Pastorello is quoted in The Express as saying.

“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.”

Rossi suffered a torrid time in England during the early stages of his career as he failed to break into Manchester United's first-team, and then suffered a disappointing loan-spell at Newcastle United, before leaving for Parma on loan, and then eventually, Villarreal.

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