FIORENTINA NEWS

World Cup final referee Nicola Rizzoli will take charge of Napoli-Roma this weekend, while Daniele Orsato gets Juventus-Fiorentina.
Fiorentina are reportedly pressing to close a deal for Benfica defender Lisandro Lopez in January.
Milan Badelj assures Fiorentina are fully focused on Belenenses, despite the trip to Juventus on Sunday.
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa insists “a team with our quality must remain in Europe” ahead of the Belenenses match.
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa says he aims ‘to have already won the Champions League’ in five years’ time.
Fiorentina boss Paulo Sousa says being in Serie A is improving him as he ‘faces off against Coaches with great tactical qualities’.
Agent Andrea D’Amico says Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco, New York City FC’s Andrea Pirlo and Zenit’s Domenico Criscito will all stay put.
Coach Paulo Sousa has ‘made a very good impression’ at Fiorentina with ‘charisma and authority’, says Federico Bernardeschi.
Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi says his club can target the title and dubs Barcelona links as ‘rumours’.
Reports say that Juan Zuniga will leave Napoli in January, with Fiorentina or Sampdoria the likely destinations.
Alessandro Del Piero says Paul Pogba is an ‘atypical Juventus number 10’ because he isn’t ‘a complete player.’
Marcos Alonso’s father and agent would like him to play for Barcelona, but reveals there’s a Fiorentina renewal on the table.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri says it’s “very important” to win their Champions League group.
Borja Valero admits Fiorentina “are not the best team” in Serie A but “we play the most beautiful football in Italy”.
Liverpool are reportedly considering a €25m offer for Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi in January.
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Barcelona ‘don’t need Federico Bernardeschi’ says director Ariedo Braida, who explains his trip to watch Fiorentina.
Inter are Scudetto favourites ‘thanks to Roberto Mancini’ and Milan ‘don’t have much quality’ says Fabio Capello.
Fiorentina will reportedly try to fight off Juventus and Milan competition for Cesena starlet Stefano Sensi by offering Ante Rebic on loan in return.
Six out of eight of Milan’s players with expiring contracts will leave in the summer, according to reports.