Alberto Gilardino has denied reports he could be moving to Lyon this summer.
The Italy international insists he is happy at Fiorentina and has no desire to move on.
The 26-year-old striker made a switch to Viola from Milan in May 2008 and has enjoyed a prolific first season in Florence.
“I like France very much, but I am not going to play for Lyon or anyone else in France,” Gilardino told La Repubblica.
“I’ve started a project in Florence and I want to stay with this team.”
Fiorentina sporting director Pantaleo Corvino has also moved to dismiss any talk of Gilardino being sold.
“I don’t like to comment on rumours,” he told Sky.
“But I am sure that there is no chance of Gilardino joining Lyon.
“He has been hugely important to us and we are not going to sell him to anyone.”
While Fiorentina are determined to retain the services of Gilardino, Corvino admits that Adrian Mutu’s future lies in the balance.
“I am not sure what will happen with Mutu,” he said of the Romanian frontman.
“I have my opinion about this player, but I don’t know if he wants to continue playing at Artemio Franchi Stadium.”