Prade: We are not interested in Phillipe Mexes anymore

Fiorentina's sporting director Daniele Prade poured some cold water on the rumours that were linking AC Milan's centre-back Philippe Mexes with the team.

In an interview conceded to Sky, Prade revealed the interest existed but that is not there anymore and that they have other targets in their minds.

Everyone knows we're missing a defender so we are clearly looking what's out there in the transfer market. Mexes interested us, but he’s a Milan player. We’re not interested anymore. Lisandro Lopez is someone we like, but he’s not the only target. We have very clear ideas", Prade said.

Unfair to talk about market

As for the rest, it seems unfair to the lads and the Coach [Paulo Sousa] to talk about the market now.”

The team's success is not only off of the pitch as they've been very good in terms of results as well. Fiorentina are having one of their best moments in recent years and with the team being two points clear at the top of the Serie A table after seven weeks, they are in a position they haven't been able to be in the past due to the success teams like Juventus, Napoli and AS Roma had been having.

None of this appears to get Prade out of his main focus as he still believes the team needs to take a week-to-week approach and see where this takes the team.

No interest in Scudetto for now

We’re not interested in talking about the Scudetto now,” Prade told the reporters.

We can’t speak about situations which are bigger than us, let’s go forward calmly without set objectives. We want to win every game and have fun. The club is happy, we’re aware that we have to enjoy this beautiful moment with the whole city."

Fiorentina will return to action next week after the international games have been completed but their next fixture will be against one of the toughest teams in the competition. The Viola side will visit Napoli in an attempt to keep themselves at the top of the standings for another week.