Despite reports of an imminent move to China, Nikola Kalinic starts for Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia tie with Chievo.
The Croatian striker has been at the centre of speculation about a move to Tianjin Quanjian, with Viola Coach Paulo Sousa forced to deny rumours that he’d already been informed of Kalinic’s departure.
In spite of the transfer rumours, the 29-year-old has been tasked with leading the line as the Tuscan side welcome Chievo in the Coppa Italia.
Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa and Mauro Zarate also start, in what is a very attacking line-up.
For this visitors, Roberto Inglese and veteran Antonio Floro Flores are tasked with getting the goals as the Flying Donkeys opt for a 4-3-1-2 formation.
Fiorentina: Tatarusanu; Tomovic, De Maio, Sanchez, Olivera; Vecino, Badelj; Chiesa, Zarate, Bernardeschi; Kalinic
Fiorentina bench: Babacar, Cristoforo, Diks, Hagi, Ilicic, Lezzerini, Milic, Salcedo, Satalino, Tello, Teledo, Valero
Chievo: Sorrentino; Izco, Spolli, Cesar, Gobbi; Bastien, Radovanovic, Castro; De Guzman; Inglese, Floro Flores
Chievo bench: Birsa, Bressan, Confente, Costa, Dainelli, Depaoli, Frey, Gamberini, Kiyine, Meggiorini, Pellissier, Vignato
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