Gilardino fears Fiorentina will lose Arsenal target Melo

Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino believes they will struggle to keep Felipe Melo away from Arsenal.

Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino believes they will struggle to keep Felipe Melo away from Arsenal.

The north London club are ready to launch a £15 million bid for Brazil midfielder Melo, though they face competition from Inter Milan.

Gilardino, who praised Melo's part in Brazil's 3-0 victory over Italy in the Confederations Cup this week, believes he is set for a summer move.

"I have not spoken with Melo directly," said the Italy international. "He played well against Italy and he is an excellent player, but I have the feeling he will be sold."

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