FIORENTINA NEWS

Federico Chiesa wants to be “the Francesco Totti of Fiorentina” and reveals he studied Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery movements.
Tianjin Quanjian Coach Fabio Cannavaro admits he tried to sign Dries Mertens from Napoli and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, but rejected Marouane Fellaini.
Reports suggest that Fiorentina could be ready to sell midfielder Borja Valero in the summer.
Cesare Prandelli confessed he “never wanted to leave Fiorentina, but I won’t say anything else, as I don’t want to give anyone problems.”
Fiorentina are expected to loan striker Khouma Babacar out next season, most likely to a Premier League club.
Renzo Ulivieri believes Atalanta can cause another upset this weekend against Fiorentina.
Luca Banti has been announced as the referee for this weekend’s showdown between Roma and Napoli.
Fiorentina are in advanced talks with Partizan Belgrade for promising youngsters Nikola Milenkovic and Dusan Vlahovic.
Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Saponara backs under-fire Coach Paulo Sousa - “we’re with him”.
Juventus goalkeeper Ginaluigi Buffon has hinted that Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi will join the club this summer.
Reports suggest that Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo is favourite for the Fiorentina job in the summer.
Edy Reja refused to rule out replacing Paulo Sousa at Fiorentina. “I’ll maintain silence. We’ll talk again if and when it happens.”
There are six Serie A players handed one-match bans, including Franck Kessie and Riccardo Saponara, while Inter are fined for their supporters hurling objects at officials.
Chelsea scouts were reportedly in attendance as Andrea Belotti scored twice for Torino last night.
Riccardo Saponara insists the Fiorentina players are behind Coach Paulo Sousa - “we’re all in this together”.
Sinisa Mihajlovic was proud of Torino’s comeback with Fiorentina but “if we’d played that way for 90 minutes, we’d have won”.
Paulo Sousa shrugs off Fiorentina’s collapse - “my team gave everything, and when they do that I’m happy”.
Andrea Belotti says Torino showed “heart” to come back against Fiorentina, but “I’ll work on penalties…”
Fiorentina have revealed Josip Ilicic was forced out of the Torino game by “a sudden onset of pain in his right calf”.
Fiorentina blew a two-goal lead for the second game in a row, as Torino missed a penalty but still grabbed a point at the Franchi.