Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano admits he's a big fan of Fiorentina.

Viviano is on-loan at Palermo from Inter Milan.

"I'm a fan of Fiorentina, I have always said this and I do not deny it," he told gathered reporters on Monday.

"But, it is clear that words I have spoken in an interview in August of my childhood dream to play for Fiorentina, when used now, will only annoy Palermo fans.

"Things are being written here to create a little drama. For the rest, I am professional.

"I will not ever deny my faith, it would be bad for Florence, for myself and for the fans of Palermo, but right now I am only thinking about my current team."