Arsenal given transfer boost as deal stalls

QPR's Julio CesarJulio Cesar‘s agent has insisted that Fiorentina need to offer the Brazilian a four-year contract to pip Arsenal to his signature, talkSPORT reports.

The keeper has been expected to exit Loftus Road this summer, but is so far yet to tie up a deal, despite reported interest from clubs across Europe.

Fiorentina supposedly hold a strong interest in securing Cesar’s services, but the 33-year-old does not want a short-term deal.

Speaking on Italian radio, Cesar’s agent Josias Cardoso said: “QPR would have no problem letting him go to Fiorentina or to any other club, but if the €3.2million does not arrive then it’s difficult to close the deal.

“The move can only be made if we are offered a four-year contract. He has a contract with QPR until 2016, so it has to match that date.

“The length of the contract could compensate for a difference in wages, but if it expired earlier than 2016 then it would be pointless.

“Julio Cesar likes Fiorentina, so they could be the right team for him to target a World Cup spot.

“I never had contact with Fiorentina, but I did send a close friend to speak to the Viola. For now there is no news.”

Cesar has played approaching 400 professional games in his career and would be a valuable signing for Fiorentina.

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