Amelia thinks over future
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marco Amelia remains unsure over whether to leave Livorno in January or the summer.
Premiership target Marco Amelia remains undecided over whether to leave Livorno in January or the summer.
Only last week, Amelia signed a contract to stay at Livorno until 2011, but he is not expected to be at the Serie A club next season.
Liverpool have been repeatedly linked with a bid for the keeper, but reports of a six-month loan deal for Sampdoria's Daniele Padelli are likely to put any Anfield offer on hold until the summer.
Arsenal have also been mooted as admirers of Amelia as Arsene Wenger looks for a long-term replacement for Jens Lehmann, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
Spartak Moscow are also interested, although Amelia suggested he was disappointed no Serie A clubs want to keep him in Italy.
"My market has only two ways - one takes me to England, the other one takes me to Russia," Amelia told Corriere dello Sport.
"Is there no place in Italy for Marco Amelia? It's a clear thing - the answer is 'no'.
"Who wants me? Liverpool, you've said, it's true and for me they will come back. Arsenal may be a topic for June.
"The other immediate talk might be referred to Spartak Moscow. I am thankful for that, but it's clear that this one would be a different choice.
"Should I leave Livorno, I'd like to make a step forward. But now, I'm thinking: Do I leave now or in June?"