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Gilardino happy to stick with Fiorentina

Alberto Gilardino says he's happy at Fiorentina and to work with coach Cesare Prandelli.

The Italy striker has been linked with Juventus, who he supported as a kid growing up.

Gilardino said: "I have a contract here and I want to respect it. The Coach's decisions must be respected. He makes his and I make mine."

When asked if he is Prandelli's teacher's pet, Gilardino said: "It's not true. It's another lie. It's undeniable that he has taught me everything on the pitch.

"Parma was a fundamental stage in my career. Prandelli made me grow on a tactical level. But believe me, there are many other players at Fiorentina who Prandelli respects."

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