Fiorentina star Nicolas Gonzalez has named the club he ‘hopes’ to play for amid speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea and Liverpool.

The 25-year-old is believed to be wanted by the Premier League duo ahead of the summer transfer window.

Gonzalez has made his name in Italy, having starred for Fiorentina. He’s scored 29 goals in 92 appearances for the Italian side and has enjoyed a prolific start to the new season.

He has seven goals to his name this campaign, with his talents attracting clubs in England.

But before a potential switch to the Premier League, Gonzalez, who started his career in his native Argentina, harbours ambitions of playing for River Plate.

“I really want to play for River. I want my brother to see me in that shirt. It would be very special. But today I’m in Europe. One day I hope it will come true,” he told ESPN.

“I wouldn’t go to River for a walk. You have to win everything. I would love to win the Copa Libertadores and the championship. It would be very nice.”

Chelsea and Liverpool are keeping tabs on Gonzalez, who will reportedly command a transfer fee of £52 million.

The Blues remain in the market for new attackers despite splashing the cash during the summer.

As for the Reds, they could be plotting a move for Mohamed Salah’s replacement should he leave Anfield, with Saudi Pro League outfit Al Ittihad set to renew their interest this summer.

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