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Fiorentina confirm Matri deal

Fiorentina have confirmed the signing of striker Alessandro Matri on loan from Serie A rivals AC Milan.

The 29-year-old has featured 18 times in all competitions for Milan so far this season, but he has now penned a six-month contract at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

The Italian international has netted just once in Serie A this season, although he has often been used as a substitute.

Injuries to regular striking duo Mario Gomez and Guiseppe Rossi have left Vincenzo Montella short of attacking options, prompting a move for Matri.

A statement on the club's official website read: "AC Fiorentina announce the club has completed a temporary deal for Alessandro Matri from AC Milan."