Di Vaio nixes talk of Morientes exchange

May 24, 2006

Valencia striker Marco Di Vaio insists he has no intention of joining Liverpool in a swap deal with Fernando Morientes.

The Italian forward claims his club have approached him about the prospect of signing for Rafael Benitez's men in a deal which would take Morientes to the Mestalla.

'They have spoken to me about that proposal,' he said.

'Valencia wants Morientes but I don't want to know anything about a possible exchange.

'I'm not going to go where I don't want, more so, if it means that another player joins Valencia. I'm not a parcel, I have a family.'

The former Italy international has set his sights on a permanent move to Monaco, where he was on loan from December until the end of the season.

'I already told (Valencia sporting director Amedeo) Carboni that I will do everything possible to remain at Monaco,' added Di Vaio.

'Monaco is my priority. If that cannot be then I will consider other offers.'

However, the former Juventus frontman fears the Spanish club's valuation of him may put paid to any transfer.

'Although I want to stay at Monaco, I don't think the club will play 6million euros (£4million) for me because I am 30 and that is a large amount of money for them.'