Floriana FC have made it clear that they have no intention of selling Brazilian midfielder Diego Venancio to neighbouring rivals Valletta.
The Greens issued a speculation to clarify consistent speculation that had said that Valletta were determined to secure the services of Venancio.
The Brazilian midfielder has emerged as one of the best overseas player in the Premier League and had played a key role in helping Floriana winning the league title in season 2019-20.
It is understood that Valletta FC were keen to secure the services of the former Senglea Athletic midfielder and made an offer for the player.
However, Floriana turned down the bid and informed the Citizens that they were not ready to continue with negotiations.
“Floriana Football Club would like to officially communicate that, contrary to speculations, talks with Valletta Football Club following the latter’s interest in signing Diego Venancio da Silva have already been terminated on an unanimous decision by the Floriana FC committee,” the club said in a statement.
“As with all other foreign players under contract with the club, Diego has been requested to return to Malta for the team’s pre-season which will start on Monday 28th June 2021.”