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Friday February 25 2011
Viola still keen on Barreto

Fiorentina may reignite their interest in Bari ace Paulo Vitor Barreto at the end of the present campaign.

The striker, co-owned by Bari and Udinese, was targeted by the Viola in January but the deal collapsed at the last minute.

"We'll talk about it again in the summer," noted Bari sporting director Guido Angelozzi. "I had a moment of weakness when I was convinced to sell him to Fiorentina.

"However, Bari President Vincenzo Matarrese then blocked it all and the Viola were also not totally convinced about the price."

It's understood that Bari wanted €4.5m for their 50 per cent stake in the 25-year-old Brazilian forward.

Bari entertain Fiorentina in Serie A this weekend.

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