Livorno president Aldo Spinelli has admitted he will allow striker Cristiano Lucarelli to leave the club.
However, anyclub interested in signing the Italian international will have to pay Lucarelli’s release clause – which stands at €9million.
Lucarelli has clashed with Spinelli over the sacking of coach Daniele Arrigoni and he has revealed that he wants to leave the Tuscan-based club.
“My history with Livorno is over. It is clear that Spinelli is trying to force me out of the club, I do not want there to be any doubts,” explained Lucarelli.
“The president told me that with my behaviour I am influencing the atmosphere and the team.
“I thought I could only influence the club with my goals, having scored 85 times in this shirt. I wanted to stay here for life, evidently I was wrong,”
Spinelli had reacted to the outburst by confirming the 31-year-old can leave.
“I cannot block him and if he wants to leave this club then he can go,” said Spinelli.
“He has a clause and if there is a club willing to pay that price then I will honour our deal and let him leave.
“In January Palermo were interested in Lucarelli, but they didn’t want to pay enough. Obviously I would be sorry to see him go as I would like him to stay until 2010.
“I don’t know if Cristiano really wants to leave Livorno, even if I understand that at the age of 31 he could have the wish to try a big move.”