FIORENTINA NEWS

Serie A leaders Fiorentina face a tricky test in the Derby di Toscana with Riccardo Saponara’s Empoli.
Follow all the build-up and action while giving your views on today’s Serie A games, including Verona-Napoli, Lazio-Palermo, Fiorentina-Empoli and Vincenzo Montella’s Sampdoria debut.
Marco Giampaolo assures the Derby di Toscana between Empoli and leaders Fiorentina “means a great deal.”
Paulo Sousa warned Fiorentina “must stay concentrated, as we are not unbeatable” in the Tuscan Derby with Empoli.
Josip Ilicic thanks Paulo Sousa for revitalising his career and is confident Fiorentina can win the Scudetto.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero sees a Roma, Napoli, Fiorentina and Juventus Scudetto race, but “Inter are very lucky.”
Milan midfielder Jose Mauri says Juventus are “great” but “I don’t think they’ll win the Scudetto”.
Neto's agent says the Brazilian 'won't be moving from Juventus' in spite of his limited playing time.
Juan Cuadrado admits he was desperate for a return to Italy after Chelsea and Juventus will be “at the top.”
Facundo Roncaglia’s agent confirms he is “discussing” a contract renewal with Fiorentina.
Massimo Maccarone says he hopes Serie A leaders Fiorentina “will underestimate” Empoli on Sunday.
Norberto Neto’s agent insists there’s no truth in reports he wants to leave Juventus. “We need patience.”
Norberto Neto is said to be considering a January exit after growing tired of the Juventus bench.
Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar assures “I want to stay here”, but won’t be drawn into Scudetto talk.
Lisandro Lopez’s agent admits the Benfica defender “would be excited” to play for Fiorentina.
Juventus are adamant they will not sell Daniele Rugani to Napoli, but they may consider a loan.
Fiorentina are after central defender Marlon and have opened talks with Fluminense, as suggested by Coach Paulo Sousa.
Mario Suarez believes Fiorentina can “follow in the footsteps of Atletico Madrid” with Coach Paulo Sousa.
Fiorentina midfielder Borja Valero wants to end his career in Florence - “I’m very happy here”.
Marcello Lippi admires Napoli and Fiorentina, and believes Vincenzo Montella “won’t need long” at Sampdoria.