FIORENTINA NEWS

Patrice Evra is again left out as Juventus visit Fiorentina, while Giorgio Chiellini is in doubt with flu.
Paulo Sousa said “there’s no need to explain how important” the Juventus game is for Fiorentina. “Possession will be the key, not man-marking.”
Max Allegri warns Juventus that “for Fiorentina it’s always the game of the season” and he’s forced into changes at the back.
Federico Chiesa is “dreaming of a goal against Gigi Buffon” when Fiorentina host Juventus on Sunday night.
Fiorentina are refusing to release Nikola Kalinic unless Tianjin Quanjian pay the full €50m release clause.
Federico Bernardeschi hopes Fiorentina can use the element of surprise on Juventus and explains his row with Paulo Sousa.
Juventus have won the race for winger Riccardo Orsolini, confirmed Ascoli and his agent. “It’s all done, we just need to sign.”
Rolando Maran acknowledges Chievo “are facing Inter during their best period of form, but we’ll be tough to beat” tonight.
Atalanta have officially confirmed the signing of Aston Villa goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini on a two-year loan with an option to buy.
Fiorentina have officially confirmed the signing of Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello, on loan with option to buy.
Midfielder Miralem Pjanic assures Juventus “have a lot of respect” for Fiorentina, ahead of Sunday’s game.
Giancarlo Antognoni is “hopeful” Fiorentina can challenge for the Scudetto in 10 years after returning to the club as a director.
Reports suggest that the agent of Fiorentina Captain Gonzalo Rodriguez has met with Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio.
Edin Dzeko reportedly turned down a super offer from Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian.
Alessandro Del Piero admits Fiorentina and Juventus have such bitter rivalry that “it can be considered a derby.”
Fiorentina CEO Andrea Rogg admits “certain offers are hard to reject” amid rumours Nikola Kalinic could move to China.
Atalanta send Marco Sportiello to Fiorentina and are in advanced talks to take Pierluigi Gollini from Aston Villa.
Andrea Barzagli admits Juventus “really ran some big risks” against Atalanta after a 3-2 Coppa Italia victory.
Paulo Sousa was glad Fiorentina avoided extra time in a Coppa Italia victory over Chievo. “Our attitude and intensity must improve.”
Chievo Coach Rolando Maran said “it hurts so much to lose like this on an incredible dive” for Fiorentina’s late penalty in the Coppa Italia.