Brazilian still searching for new club ahead of World Cup year.
Fiorentina director of sport Daniele Prade has ruled out a move for QPR and Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar this summer.
The Brazilian international has been linked with an exit from Loftus Road all summer, although a move has failed to materialise thus far.
With Arsenal and Napoli previously interested, Fiorentina are the latest club to withdraw their interest as Prade revealed that they are happy with the options already at coach Vincenzo Montella’s disposal.
“We can dismiss the Julio Cesar option,” he told Viola Channel as reported by Football Italia. “That is because that transfer is not feasible.
“We are happy with the two goalkeepers who we have right now and we are evaluating things on a daily basis.
“We have a strong squad, but the players need to give us what we are asking for.”
The Viola currently have both Norberto Neto and Cristiano Lupatelli in the squad as well as summer signing Gustavo Munua who gives them plenty of depth.
Having decided not to sign Fiorentina fan and Italy international Emiliano Viviano outright at the end of last season after spending the year at the Artemio Franchi on loan, speculation had suggested that Cesar remained an option to take the number one jersey.
However, Prade has now closed the door on that potential move as he believes that Montella has enough strength in depth to begin the season while rumours suggest that Cesar’s demands are still putting off interested parties.
Nevertheless, having spent money on the likes of Mario Gomez and Josip Ilicic this summer, critics suggest that Fiorentina are still imbalanced given their weaker defence.