Arsenal target Melo happy at Fiorentina

Arsenal target Felipe Melo has stated his desire to remain with Italian club Fiorentina.

Arsenal target Felipe Melo has stated his desire to remain with Italian club Fiorentina.

The Brazilian has been linked with a move to Emirates Stadium for much of the off-season but he has cooled those talks by pledging his future to the Viola.

"I come back to Italy when I end my holidays," he told Lancenet.com.br.

"I have a contract with Fiorentina in which it was written that should I have a good first season, the club would have the possibility to extend my contract automatically from five to six years.

"They utilised this clause and I am really happy.

"I owe Fiorentina a lot. I arrived and I immediately became a regular. I have never been on the bench."

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