Date: 26th July 2011 at 4:47pm
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Is he staying or is he going? It seems like Alberto Aquilani will not be a Liverpool player for much longer as reports today suggest that the Italian midfielder is set to join Fiorentina with the two clubs having agreed a deal.

Now there seems to be some complications with regards to this deal. Firstly, we are not sure if Fiorentina have agreed to buy Aquilani our-right or they are taking him on loan? Coupled with this now is also a suggestion that Aquilani is demanding a €1.5million golden handshake to compensate for the lower salary he will be getting at Fiorentina.

Aquilani’s agent, Franco Zavaglia, is the one claiming that Liverpool and Fiorentina have reached an agreement but the player has not yet made up his mind, which boils back to the point of Aquilani not being happy with the wages he would be getting at Fiorentina.

“The agreement between Fiorentina and Alberto has not yet been reached,” Zavaglia told gazzetta.it.

“If we talk about an agreement, that was only reached between the two clubs, because Fiorentina (have not) come to any decision with us.”

So I guess now the final decision with regards to this move is up to Aquilani. If he leaves for Fiorentina, it would be a big loss to Liverpool as I know many fans would have loved him to stay on this coming season.