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Montolivo refuses to sign new Fiorentina contract

Riccardo Montolivo will not consider signing a new deal with Fiorentina - but is prepared to stay.

The midfielder was offered a new deal until 2016 last autumn, but he refused to put pen to paper while he considered his options.

"I have decided not to renew my contract," he told Italian news agency ANSA on Monday afternoon.

"Fiorentina have always been my priority. I love this shirt, but the doubts that saw me take time to reflect have still not gone away.

"It is not a question of money or the project, it is just that something has changed - the atmosphere and the Della Valle family who for work reasons have moved further and further away."

He added: "I put myself at the total disposal of Fiorentina so we can decide in unison the right decision for the future.

"Nevertheless, if the club want to keep me until the end of my contract in 2012 then there will be no problems. I'll stay with joy."

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