FIORENTINA NEWS

Giampiero Ventura called up 23 players for his Italy get-together, including Federico Chiesa, Emerson Palmieri, Davide Calabria and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Paulo Sousa insists “Europe was never the objective” for Fiorentina after their 2-2 draw away to Sampdoria.
Fiorentina fought back twice from a goal down to snatch a 2-2 draw away to Sampdoria, sealed by a Khouma Babacar last-minute stunner.
Fiorentina have Federico Bernardeschi back as they visit giant-killers Sampdoria with Fabio Quagliarella and Patrik Schick.
Fiorentina were late getting to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, so the kick-off of their game with Sampdoria is postponed by 20 minutes.
Italy are expected to call up Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa and Roma winger Emerson Palmieri for a get-together next week.
Incoming Roma director of sport Monchi could bring in Gonzalo Rodriguez, Clement Lenglet and above all recapture Tonny Sanabria.
Marco Giampaolo wants Sampdoria to keep their cool and warned Fiorentina “have a style of football that can really cause us problems.”
Fiorentina have Nikola Kalinic and Federico Bernardeschi available for their trip to Sampdoria, but Matias Vecino is still out of action.
Paulo Sousa is pleased with Fiorentina’s new defensive solidity and expects “a game with a lot of quality” against Sampdoria.
Gonzalo Rodriguez will make his 200th Fiorentina appearance on Sunday against Sampdoria, which the defender says is “a beautiful source of pride”.
Cesare Prandelli is in talks to replace Eusebio Di Francesco on the Sassuolo bench next season, claim Tuttomercatoweb.
Marcello Lippi saw many of his former players go on to become Coaches, discussing Antonio Conte, Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane and Paulo Sousa.
Fiorentina have agreed basic terms with Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco to take over next season, according to reports.
Giuseppe Rossi could make his return to Serie A with Torino next season, reports suggest.
President of the Italian Players’ Association Damiano Tommasi wants it made clear that fans threatening players “is not normal,” despite it becoming common.
It’s reported that Fiorentina are offering Federico Bernardeschi a five-year contract worth €2.5m per season.
Fiorentina have been dealt a fitness boost as top goalscorer Nikola Kalinic has avoided a back injury.
Fiorentina sporting director Pantaleo Corvino has reportedly decided to keep Khouma Babacar at the club next season after rumours of an exit.
Roberto Donadoni believes Bologna were lucky to only concede once in their defeat to Fiorentina.