FIORENTINA NEWS

Fiorentina director Carlos Freitas is “optimistic” Gonzalo Rodriguez will sign a contract renewal.
Genoa Coach Ivan Juric admits “it’s strange that we are playing only for 60 minutes” in the interrupted game with Fiorentina.
The line-ups are in for Genoa-Fiorentina, which kicks off at 19.00 from the 27th minute after it was rained off in September.
The Coppa Italia Round of 16 and Quarter-Final dates have been announced, including Milan-Torino, Juventus-Atalanta, Roma-Sampdoria and Inter-Bologna.
The changes to the Serie A fixture list up to February 19 have been scheduled, including Milan and Juventus games postponed for the Super Cup.
Francesco Magnanelli’s season is practically over after the Sassuolo captain underwent anterior cruciate ligament surgery.
A defensive midfielder is reportedly Inter’s priority in January, with John Obi Mikel, Lassana Diarra and Morgan Schneiderlin considered.
Genoa Coach Ivan Juric admits “it’s not easy to interpret” tomorrow’s hour-long game against Fiorentina.
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa believes “Genoa are superior physically, we’re better collectively”.
Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic will have a €50m release clause written into his contract that will be valid for Italy as well as abroad.
Federico Bernardeschi concedes time on the Fiorentina bench “did me good” despite occasional disagreements with Paulo Sousa.
There are six Serie A players handed a one-game ban from Pescara, Crotone, Udinese, Lazio, Sassuolo and Fiorentina.
Lazio should have Lucas Biglia back this weekend against Fiorentina, but Federico Marchetti is a big doubt.
Fiorentina owner Andrea Della Vale warns Nikola Kalinic suitors “we’ve tied him down with a release clause of €50m”.
Following an extended weekend of football where Juventus reasserted herself, Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 16.
Aurelio De Laurentiis says Napoli will have “two new strikers” as one will be signed and Arkadiusz Milik will return.
Paulo Sousa praised Nikola Kalinic’s “extraordinary quality” after Fiorentina beat Sassuolo 2-1 and welcomes a Borussia Monchengladbach game.
Fiorentina squeezed past Sassuolo 2-1 thanks to two sensational Nikola Kalinic strikes – including a back-heel flick.
Lorenzo Pellegrini warns Sassuolo would “not be happy” with a draw away to Fiorentina this evening.
Fiorentina are forced to make changes as they welcome a Sassuolo side again decimated by injuries.