Italian Serie A side Fiorentina will welcome Germany striker Mario Gomez back into first team training following a five- month absence due to a right knee injury on Wednesday.
Alessandro Matri has been loaned out to Fiorentina from rivals AC Milan on a six-month contract to help fill La Viola's void up top with strikers Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez out injured.
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Miroslav Klose underwent surgery on his right foot Wednesday, ruling him out for Germany's FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers in October, joining Mario Gomez on the sideline for coach Joachim Loew's side.
Fiorentina and coach Vincenzo Montella will be without Mario Gomez and Juan Cuadrado in the coming weeks after both players picked up injuries in a 1-1 draw with Cagliari.
Mario Gomez has said that he turned down the chance to sign for Real Madrid due to concerns about a lack of first team football.