Kluivert among Valencia quintet shown the door
MADRID, July 5 (Reuters) - Dutch striker Patrick Kluivert has been told to look for another team after being left out of the squad for Valencia's pre-season training camp in the Netherlands.
Italian trio Marco Di Vaio, Bernardo Corradi and Stefano Fiore as well as Spanish midfielder Francisco Rufete were also omitted from the squad as they too are deemed surplus to requirements by coach Quique Sanchez Flores.
"They will all start training later and during the intervening period they will be given time to look for another team," Sanchez Flores told reporters on Wednesday.
Former Barcelona striker Kluivert has been plagued by injuries since joining Valencia from Newcastle United last June.
His move to the Primera Liga club was originally delayed for three weeks because of a problem in his left knee that was detected in the medical.
He eventually completed the move, but subsequently suffered a series of problems in his right knee which required surgery in February. He played just 202 minutes of league football for Valencia in the season.
Valencia's signing of Fernando Morientes and the fine form of David Villa, who was the top Spanish striker in the Primera Liga last season, mean that the club no longer requires the Dutchman.