Transfers of Monday, 6 July 2015
English side Everton’s hopes of signing Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has been revived as it has been revealed that Italian side Fiorentina are yet to offer him a deal.
Fiorentina were reported to be in the lead of the race to sign the midfielder who is a free agent.
The Serie A side is reported to be interested in signing Muntari, who was recently freed by Serie A rivals AC Milan.
The news killed hopes of English side Everton who are interested in the Ghanaian player.
However, an agent close to the deal has told Ghana’s leading football news website www.ghanasoccernet.com that no offer has been made by Fiorentina yet.
This means an offer from Everton can be entertained, easing fears of the Toffees that they have lost out of the race to sign the experienced player.
Muntari, 30, spent the last three years at the San Siro with Milan following a move from rivals Inter, and made a total of 83 appearances in all competitions during his stay.
The Ghanian midfielder played just 16 Serie A games last season as the Rossoneri disappointingly finished 10th under the guidance of club legend Pippo Inzaghi, who has since been replaced by Sinisa Mihajlovic.
Muntari has also been linked with a Premier League return with interest coming from Everton.
Muntari enjoyed a brief one-year spell with then Premier League side Portsmouth in the 2007-08 season where he made 29 appearances in all competitions for the Fratton Park outfit.
The one time Champions League winner with Inter had previously been linked with a move to the MLS but it is believed interest has cooled.