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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Bayern refuse to lower Gomez price

Bayern Munich are refusing to budge on their €20 million asking price for Germany striker Mario Gomez.

Mario Gomez is attracting interest from Italy.
Gomez is attracting interest from Italy.

- Guardiola aware of Bayern pressure

Director of Sport Matthias Sammer has no intention of allowing Gomez to leave the club on the cheap after it emerged Fiorentina were struggling to match Bayern’s valuation.

The player is understood to have already agreed personal terms with the Viola, but they Serie A side are reportedly €5 million short of Bayern’s asking price.

Sammer told Sport1 television: “If the conditions are not right, then it's just not going to work. As long as our wishes remain unfulfilled, nothing is going to happen. But Mario wants to go to Fiorentina.''

Fiorentina are reluctant to increase their bid for the 27-year-old despite the need to bolster their squad as they compete in the Europa League next season.

The Viola’s director of sport, Daniele Prade, said: “They have a player whom they have to sell and they have their requirements which we respect but we have our own requirements.

“Being such a strong player, he costs a lot of money and, right now, the conditions don't exist for us to finish the deal.”

La Gazzetta dello Sport has reported that Napoli have entered the race for Gomez, who signed for Bayern in 2009 from VfB Stuttgart and has scored 75 goals for the club.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report

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