FIORENTINA NEWS

Manuel Pasqual admits he “won’t rule out” a transfer away from Fiorentina after losing the captain’s armband.
The dates and times of the Coppa Italia Fifth Round ties have been announced, including Juventus-Torino, Sampdoria-Milan and Napoli-Verona.
Giuseppe Rossi’s agent admits the striker “wants to play” but is not thinking about leaving Fiorentina.
Mario Gomez has “no intention of returning to Italy” having left Fiorentina for Besiktas on loan.
Inter Coach Roberto Mancini admits “we aren’t the best-equipped team” to win the Scudetto.
The agent of Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini says he has “absolutely not talked” to Fiorentina.
Davide Astori insists “it’s not a jinx” for Fiorentina to talk about the Scudetto - “we must not be afraid”.
Arrigo Sacchi says it will take “something extraordinary” for Napoli to win the Scudetto, as they lack a “winning mentality”.
Palermo and Sassuolo both went out to lower-League opposition, in the Fourth Round of the Coppa Italia.
Fiorentina defender Davide Astori admits he was “too cautious” during his loan spell at Roma last year.
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa wanted to “challenge myself” against Serie A tacticians and feels Nikola Kalinic joined Blackburn too soon.
Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj discusses the win over Inter, and says Juventus are still in the Scudetto race.
Barcelona director Ariedo Braida has confirmed their interest in Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi.
Spanish reports say that Barcelona are interested in Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi and have had him scouted.
Eusebio Di Francesco was “very happy with the reaction” as Sassuolo fought back for a 1-1 draw with Fiorentina.
Paulo Sousa was left with “regrets” after Fiorentina’s 1-1 draw at Sassuolo and urged patience for Giuseppe Rossi.
Fiorentina played a third consecutive draw in all competition, as Sassuolo cancelled out an early Borja Valero strike.
Fiorentina unleash Giuseppe Rossi and Josip Ilicic on high-flying Sassuolo in what should be a thoroughly entertaining game.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s huge Serie A games, Sassuolo-Fiorentina and top of the table showdown Napoli v Inter.
Manuel Pasqual says Paulo Sousa has made Fiorentina “more cynical” compared to Vincenzo Montella.