FIORENTINA NEWS

Genoa Coach Ivan Juric admits his team are inferior to Sunday’s opponents, Fiorentina.
Paulo Sousa shrugged off “gossip” that he is looking to leave Fiorentina and tried to focus on ending Genoa’s perfect start.
The reason for Mauro Zarate’s absence from Fiorentina has been revealed – his wife Natalie Weber has cancer.
The break for international duty is over and Serie A is back with a bang, including today’s Juventus-Sassuolo and Palermo-Napoli, then Roma-Sampdoria and Pescara-Inter.
Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero calls for a protection of the footballing #10 as an endangered species.
Davide Astori is confident “Fiorentina are being underestimated, just as we were last season.”
Mati Fernandez has a lesion to his right thigh muscle and the Milan midfielder will be out for at least two weeks.
Mati Fernandez arrives to join up with Milan, but can’t offer injury assurances - “I have to take the tests”.
Milan are looking for a new director of sport and the favourites are Daniele Pradè and Sean Sogliano.
Max Allegri is the highest-paid Coach in Serie A, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, but Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri ranks only seventh.
Milan are sweating on the fitness of Mati Fernandez, who went off injured on international duty.
Roberto Mancini has “no regrets” about returning to Inter, but warns “Juventus are on a different planet”.
Stevan Jovetic admits he’s “disappointed” to be left out of the Europa League squad but assures “I want to stay at Inter and play”.
Fiorentina released a strongly-worded statement denying Coach Paulo Sousa is ready to leave the club.
Besiktas are reportedly threatening to take Fiorentina to FIFA after being short-changed in Mario Gomez’s sale to Wolfsburg.
There are conflicting reports on Fiorentina boss Paulo Sousa’s future as his house clearance is now being linked to a move to a new home – in Florence.
Paulo Sousa is reportedly close to leaving Fiorentina as he is said to have begun the process of returning to Portugal.
Milan will begin their search for a new sporting director next week, with four serious candidates.
Reports are growing that Manchester United will release Matteo Darmian in January, as Juventus and Inter are among those interested.
Giacomo Bonaventura appears likely to start in Israel, but there are still doubts for the left side of Italy’s midfield.