Fiorentina sports chief Pantaleo Corvino has defended the club's summer market work.

Fans were expecting a big name to replace Luca Toni after the striker was sold to Bayern Munich, but Corvino insists: "The critics can say what they want, the facts speak for themselves.

"At Fiorentina we prefer to sign young players and create our champions at home - with the help and support of our tifosi."