No Villa approach for Frey
Aston Villa have made no approach for Fiorentina's Sebastien Frey, according his agent.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 18/06/10 8:13pm
Aston Villa have made no approach for Fiorentina's Sebastien Frey, according to one of the goalkeeper's representatives.
Villa are rumoured to be looking for long-term shot-stopping reinforcements because Brad Friedel, 39, is close to retirement.
Frey, who has been linked with Manchester United in the past despite having three years remaining on his current contract, has emerged as a reported target after impressive performances in Italy.
One of the 30-year-old's agents, Carlo Pallavicino, announced earlier in June that he expected his client to stay with Fiorentina, and now another representative, Giovanni Branchini, has dismissed suggestions of a move to Villa.
Branchini told Dahlia TV: "It is usually media speculation. Someone invents something and it is reported somewhere else, almost becoming truth.
"Neither Fiorentina nor I have been contacted by Aston Villa. Sebastian has repeatedly stated that he is happy with Fiorentina.
"In every marriage there is some discussion, then there is clarification and you go along."