FIORENTINA NEWS

Mario Balotelli and Alex are in the Milan squad to take on Fiorentina, but Philippe Mexes misses out.
Paulo Sousa hints Giuseppe Rossi will start for Fiorentina against Milan. “He’s so fired up he wants to smash the world open.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic is confident “we can beat Fiorentina if we play like Milan, though I look like a flop compared to Paulo Sousa.”
Fiorentina are close to their target Barcelona's Cristian Tello, but are also looking at other players as alternatives.
Juventus are preparing a Belgian shopping list as Anderlecht's Dennis Praet and Youri Tielemans spearhead a number of young talents.
Antonio Conte cancelled his scheduled Azzurri training camps after the Lega Calcio exempted players busy with European cups.
Marcos Alonso believes Fiorentina can win the Scudetto - 'Napoli aren't favourites and Juventus are only a point ahead'.
Fiorentina's Giuseppe Rossi enjoys wide interest by Liga clubs, including now Villareal, Levante, Getafe, Real Sociedad and Betis.
Milan have approached Atalanta for Alberto Grassi, but Fiorentina have the upper hand for the midfielder.
Torino outcast Fabio Quagliarella is being linked with Inter, Fiorentina and Sampdoria, but much depends on Eder.
Monaco confirmed “we are discussing Stephan El Shaarawy with a big Italian club,” but is it Roma or Fiorentina?
Fiorentina are interested in signing Lazar Markovic, currently on loan at Fenerbahce but owned by Liverpool.
Defender Cristian Zapata believes Milan “have the qualities to climb back up the table”.
Daniele Doveri will referee Fiorentina’s trip to face Milan this weekend, while Gianluca Rocchi is given Udinese-Juventus.
‘Juventus are always the team to fear’ according to Inter assistant coach Dejan Stankovic, who analyses the title contenders.
Fiorentina could sign Torino outcast Fabio Quagliarella and loan Ante Rebic to bottom of the table Verona.
Genoa face competition from Liga sides Levante and Getafe to loan Fiorentina forward Giuseppe Rossi.
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci believes Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri calling them Scudetto favourites is “a bit of a mind game”.
Juventus goalkeeper Neto says ‘I was happy in Florence’ but praises the Bianconeri’s ‘winning mentality.’
Fiorentina full-back Gilberto is in negotiations to join Genoa on loan, confirmed his agent.