'Until I'm told otherwise I will stay at Fiorentina' – Montella

The Viola boss has been linked with summer moves to AC Milan and Juventus but has stressed he is not considering leaving the Artemio Franchi

Fiorentina head coach Vincenzo Montella says he will not leave his post at the club “until told otherwise”.

The former striker has been linked with possible moves to AC Milan and Juventus this summer, with the futures of both Antonio Conte and Clarence Seedorf having come under scrutiny in recent weeks.

However, Montella – who has guided the Viola to the Coppa Italia final and a confirmed fourth-placed finish in Serie A – says he is not currently considering a change after the end of the season.

“Going to Juve or Milan? Until told otherwise I’m staying at Fiorentina,” he told reporters on Monday.

Montella went on to admit his disappointment that his side failed to secure Champions League qualification this season, pointing to the injuries to Mario Gomez and Guiseppe Rossi as damaging factors to their campaign.

The coach added: “It is a shame we couldn’t reach the Champions League. Not having Gomez or Rossi for much of the season has affected us.”

Swansea eager to keep De Guzman

The Netherlands international has impressed in his two seasons on loan from Spanish club Villarreal and the Welsh giants are keen for him to return next season

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has revealed that the Welsh club are keen to bring Jonathan de Guzman back to the club next season.

The Netherlands international has spent the last two seasons on loan at the Liberty Stadium from La Liga club Villarreal, enjoying Capital One Cup success and a Europa League campaign.

Jenkins is eager to sign the former Feyenoord man for a third time after his latest spell with the Premier League club came to an end.

“We will talk to his club and agent to see what his thoughts are – as we did last summer,” Jenkins told the club’s official website.

Swansea appointed Garry Monk as manager on a permanent basis last week following a spell as interim boss after Michael Laudrup’s departure in February.

And Monk has already set about shaping his squad for his first full season at the helm, with strike duo Leroy Lita and David Ngog leaving the club.

Lita arrived in South Wales from Middlesbrough in August 2011 but failed to establish himself as a regular and was loaned out for spells at Birmingham City, Sheffield Wednesday and Brighton and Hove Albion.

Former Liverpool man Ngog was signed from second-tier Bolton Wanderers on a short-term contract in January and joins Roland Lamah and Alvaro Vazquez in leaving the club.

The pair, loaned from Osasuna and Getafe respectively, saw their temporary deals end at the conclusion of this season.

Ferdinand to leave Manchester United

Rio Ferdinand is set to leave Manchester United after being informed he will not be offered a new contract.

“I have thought long and hard over the last few months about my future, and after 12 fantastic years playing, for what I regard, as the best club in the world, I have decided the time is right for me to move on,” the 35-year-old told his website, 5mag.

“I joined Manchester United in the hope of winning trophies, and never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined how successful we would be during my time here. There have been so many highlights, playing alongside some great players who have become good friends, winning my first Premier League title and also that fantastic night in Moscow are memories that I will cherish forever.

“Circumstances didn’t allow for me to say goodbye the way I would have liked but I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my team-mates, staff, the club & the fans for an unbelievable 12 yrs that I’ll never forget. Winning trophies I dreamed about as a kid came true at this great club.

“I am feeling fit and healthy, ready for a new challenge and looking forward to whatever the future holds for me.”

PSG veteran Camara signs new one-year deal

The 35-year-old says he wants his “wonderful story” with the capital club to continue until he retires after agreeing terms on a contract extension

Veteran defender Zoumana Camara has signed a one-year contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain to keep him at the club until the end of next season.

The 35-year-old has made 206 appearances for PSG since arriving from Saint-Etienne in 2007, though he has only managed to make six league outings in each of the past two seasons.

He will continue to provide back-up to Brazilian trio Thiago Silva, Alex and Marquinhos next term, and is delighted to prolong his career at the “magical” French champions after having secured back-to-back Ligue 1 titles in the past two years.

“I’m very happy to continue my adventure with Paris Saint-Germain,” he told the club’s official website.

“I’ve experienced some unforgettable moments here and I want this wonderful story to continue until I end my career at this magical club.”

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: “We’re happy to be able to count on Zoumana Camara for another season.

“Zoumana is a consummate professional and a very important figure in the dressing room. He has brought so much to the club for many years.”

Gotze proud Bayern Munich don't 'park the bus' like Chelsea

The attacking midfielder feels that Pep Guardiola’s side play football the way it should be played and says people should not forget they “dominated” for long periods against Re…

Mario Gotze has admitted that Bayern Munich are still hurting after their Champions League heartbreak but says he remains proud that Pep Guardiola’s men bowed out playing their possession-based brand of football rather than resorting to Chelsea’s preferred tactic of ‘parking the bus’.

The Bavarians were beaten 5-0 on aggregate by Real Madrid in this season’s semi-finals, after slumping to a shock 4-0 loss at the Allianz Arena less than a week after a narrow 1-0 defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Pep Guardiola and his players were criticised for placing too much importance on keeping the ball and leaving themselves open to the counterattack, but Gotze is glad that Bayern stuck to their principles, explaining that attempting to imitate the defensive tactics of a side like Chelsea, who were beaten 3-1 on aggregate by Atletico Madrid in the other last-four clash, despite battling their way to a dour 0-0 draw in the first leg at the Vicente Calderon.

“[The Madrid defeat] does hurt,” Gotze told his club’s official website. “We had a bad day in the second leg. But you shouldn’t forget how we played at Real Madrid when we dominated the game for long periods.

“Obviously, you can do it like Chelsea did at Atletico and park the bus in your own penalty area. That’s not our style. I’m firmly convinced we play football the way it should be played. And the way we play suits me perfectly.”

However, Gotze’s performances during his first season at the Allianz Arena following last summer’s €37 million switch from Borussia Dortmund have been the subject of much debate, with some pundits arguing that he has played poorly, with others claiming that he has not been properly utilised by Guardiola.

Gotze, though, is pleased with his debut campaign with Bayern has gone, pointing out that he has had to cope with a number of physical problems.

“[Joing Bayern] was a big step for me, there’s no doubt about that,” the Germany international mused. “Unfortunately, it was difficult at the beginning due to injury.

“But I really fitted in after that. I feel at home here now and I’m proud to be part of FC Bayern. I hope I can stay fit and healthy. I’ve got big plans for next season.

“At the end of the day football is football. Of course, we play with a different philosophy here at Bayern. But my ability hasn’t changed. I need to show what I can do and that’s what matters.”