EMPOLI NEWS

Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Saponara can’t wait to get back on track after his ankle injury, but accused Coach Paulo Sousa of “lying.”
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says he wanted Maurizio Sarri as Coach before he was appointed by Napoli.
Empoli were held to a home stalemate by Spezia, leaving them in joint third place with Cremonese and Venezia.
Palermo have gone top of the table thanks to a victory over Entella, as Empoli fell in Salerno, Frosinone held Venezia and Brescia hammered Pescara.
Empoli saw off Pescara and took advantage of Venezia losing the local derby, while Palermo, Frosinone and Parma earned important wins.
It is reported that West Ham United will look to recruit Maurizio Sarri if they sack current boss Slaven Bilic.
Former Milan and Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino reportedly has offers to continue his career in India.
Empoli rejected a €3m offer from Juventus for 17-year-old talent Hamed Junior Traore, it’s reported.
Fiorentina have announced the signing of defender Vincent Laurini from Empoli on loan with an obligatory purchase option.
Empoli creative midfielder Omar El Kaddouri has landed in Greece for his transfer to PAOK Salonika.
Empoli have confirmed the signing of young midfielder Ismael Bennacer from Arsenal.
Roma are ready to loan Lukas Skorupski to Crystal Palace, perhaps with an option to buy, after his strong spell at Empoli.
Sampdoria are close to securing Empoli defender Vincent Laurini, but first need to find a new club for Bartosz Bereszynski.
Spanish side Leganes are turning away from Roma outcast Juan Manuel Iturbe and towards Juventus-owned Mame Thiam instead.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe takes on Napoli today and fondly recalls going to study Maurizio Sarri’s training techniques. “I learned a great deal from that trip.”
Empoli have officially confirmed that promising midfielder Assane Dioussé has joined Saint-Étienne.
St-Etienne have agreed a €5m deal for Empoli midfielder Assane Dioussé, claims today’s edition of L’Equipe.
Verona have confirmed the signing of former Juventus midfielder Marcel Buchel from Empoli.
Australian club Brisbane Roar have announced the signing of former Empoli striker Massimo Maccarone on a one-year contract.
Chievo have officially announced the signing of Empoli striker Manuel Pucciarelli, on loan with obligation to buy.