Although Lo Monaco insists there is no deal in place to send the South American to Florence, he has opened the door for such a switch to occur.
“I can’t confirm Fiorentina’s interest in Lopez,” the official told Radio Blu on Wednesday afternoon. “I don’t know if they have such a need.
“I last spoke to Viola sporting director Pantaleo Corvino about a month ago, when he wanted to sign Matias Silvestre [now at Palermo] in a co-ownership deal.
“However, Fiorentina would be doing a great piece of business should they sell Gilardino and sign Maxi Lopez.
“I’m just taking into account their ages, their salary requests and the fact that Maxi is a striker who Sinisa Mihajlovic knows well.”