Emiliano Insua won’t be leaving Liverpool for Fiorentina after all, having failed to agree personal terms with the Italian side.
Two weeks ago the Argentinian left-back looked all set to make the switch to Serie A, but it is understood his wage demands were too high for the Florence based club.
“Insua is not coming,” said Fiorentina sporting director Pantaleo Corvino.
“He had high economic demands.
“I was in talks with the sporting director at Liverpool, who is our guest here, until two this morning.
“At the end we decided to give up on Insua, who will remain in England.
“The player would have entered into Fiorentina’s technical and financial plans, but we couldn’t reach an agreement with the player.
“Today, the deal can be considered finished.”
Roy Hodgson had been hoping to use the funds created by the sale of Insua to sign a new left-back. Instead, Hodgson now finds himself left with both left-backs the Reds had at the end of last season – with Fabio Aurelio this week returning to the club.