FIORENTINA NEWS

Teammates in Argentina and opponents on Saturday, Atalanta’s Maxi Moralez has defended Fiorentina’s Santiago Silva’s poor start to life in Serie A.
The representative of Fiorentina midfielder Marco Marchionni has rejected links with Serie A rivals Genoa.
Milan will consider bringing in a new centre-back during the winter transfer window as cover for Mario Yepes.
Fiorentina were close to once signing Newcastle defender Davide Santon while he was at Inter, it has been revealed.
Atalanta director Pierpaolo Marino believes he knows the name of Riccardo Montolivo’s next club once he eventually leaves Fiorentina.
Fiorentina are showing an interest in Roma midfielder Leandro Greco, according to reports in the peninsula.
Stevan Jovetic has not suffered any lesions, but Fiorentina are not clear when he’ll be able to play through the chronic hip condition.
Delio Rossi concedes Fiorentina “have a lot of work to do” and refused to blame injuries for their defeat to Inter.
Claudio Ranieri does not want people to call this win Inter’s “turning point, but this is a team that gets back up after falling.”
Inter have Giampaolo Pazzini and Diego Milito together, but Fiorentina have lost Stevan Jovetic again.
Only with a confident attitude will Fiorentina take anything away from Inter at San Siro on Saturday, says Viola Coach Delio Rossi.
Fiorentina will probably be without Riccardo Montolivo for their League games against Inter and Atalanta.
Fiorentina have made no approach for Josip Ilicic of Palermo. “It’s a journalistic invention,” noted his agent.
Cesare Natali has no idea whether he will be handed a new contract by current club Fiorentina.
Delio Rossi concedes Fiorentina were helped by the red cards, but is “happy with the attitude of the players.”
Luis Enrique admits he “feels bad, as anyone would in this situation” after eight-man Roma fell in Florence.
Stevan Jovetic, Alessandro Gamberini and Santiago Silva sank an ill-disciplined Roma side that ended the game with eight men.
Francesco Totti is on the bench and Cicinho starts as Luis Enrique reshuffles Roma against Fiorentina.
Fiorentina will wear black armbands today to mourn Socrates, the Brazilian legend who played here in 1984-85.
Delio Rossi has to wield the whip after a week of controversy. “I want Fiorentina to be concentrated and clear-headed against Roma.”