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All viola players will hit the market. A few will be left behind and those who still want to wear the viola shirt will have to be content with a real base contract.
Difficult to name anyone. There could remain Amaral, Taglialatela, Gonzalez and a few others. Chiesa and Di Livio will most likely go. They were meant to meet this Monday with VCG but that has been postponed till next week in the wake of this new financial status at the club. Who knows if the meeting will actually take place at all.

What appears certain is that the society cannot confirm anyone with large contracts. With this the players have met with lawyer Menichetti who represents the Italian Football Association with plans on what to do next and to confront the 'thousands' of problems that seem never to finish.

One option not to be discounted is the possible strike action for this weeks coming game against Perugia. The players are most angry at the diverse behavior by the society which saw only eight players actually receive their wages. Only today Pavone spoke again about the difficulties and that Fiorentina needs to tighten the belt as soon as possible and wishes the players understand the situation and sacrifice for Fiorentina. Pavone is awaiting another meeting with young striker Massaro and with other youngsters who Fiorentina will rely on for the forth coming season. Cassano, Ceccarelli and the promising Taddei who is now recouping from an operation will also probably stay. Moretti instead is know strongly linked with Lazio and Mancini.

The strike action mentioned has been denied and the players will be available for Sunday's game with the possibility of another youngster playing.

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Bankrupt Fiorentina Look To Dismantle Team
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Chiesa should team up with Mancini again at Lazio (Allsport)
05/07/2002. Bankrupt Fiorentina will be looking to offload some of their most expensive players in a bid to cut the club's heavy wage-bill. The relegated "Viola" team's future is still in the balance as application for next season's Serie B strongly depends on a spectacular financial u-turn.

Star player Enrico Chiesa, who sat out most of the season through injury, has already been linked with a move to Lazio. The former Sampdoria & Parma forward is keep to team up with new Lazio coach Roberto Mancini again.

First team players like Adani (wanted by Parma), Benin (Como) and veteran reserve goalie Tagliatela (Siena) are all 99% sure to leave the ailing club in the near future.


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Viola want to keep Chiesa Wednesday 8 May, 2002


Debt-ridden Fiorentina have revealed that they want to keep star striker Enrico Chiesa despite their relegation to Serie B.

The international was believed to be almost certainly leaving the Artemio Franchi with plenty of interest from a number of Serie A clubs – especially Lazio.

"We’ve never talked about a transfer fee with the Biancocelesti because firstly we want to keep Enrico and secondly because we are not in talks with Lazio for him," said Viola director Giuseppe Pavone.

"They have contacted us to enquire about his fitness but that is it. I can only repeat again that we haven’t placed a price on Chiesa’s head because it is our intention to keep him for next season."

The former Parma striker, heavily linked with a move to Lazio last September, has missed almost the entire season after damaging knee ligaments.

His current Viola deal doesn’t expire until 2005.

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Wonder if we want to keep him when we are in serie D with massive debt.
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