Just a quick post right now to let you all know that ESPN Soccernet is now reporting that Alberto Gilardino has officially signed a five-year deal with Fiorentina, and that the signing will be formally announced in Florence tomorrow morning. No other details were forthcoming.
ESPN tends to be fairly cautious about reporting rumors, so I am going to assume this one will (as expected) happen. It's only good news for the Viola, who now have world-class help up front, and someone who flourished in his time previous time under the Great Man.
I'll have more as it become available.