EMPOLI NEWS

Arsenal are interested in Juventus defender Daniele Rugani and his agent confirms “various top European clubs follow him. Some are English.”
Empoli destroyed Parma 4-0 to consolidate their leadership and Palermo were toppled in stoppages, but Cittadella, Bari and Venezia climb.
Leaders Frosinone suffered a surprise defeat at Bari, Cesena left it to the last second at Avellino and Empoli conquered Ascoli.
Antonio Di Natale believes he’d have scored “three goals per game” in Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli and advises Gigi Buffon on retirement.
Veteran Manuel Pasqual says “returning to Serie A with Empoli is one of my last objectives”, having been relegated in his first season.
Empoli earned a crushing 4-0 victory over Serie B leaders Palermo, leaping to the top spot awaiting Frosinone.
Milan have officially loaned goalkeeper Gabriel Vasconcelos Ferreira to Serie B side Empoli.
Sporting Gijon defender Federico Barba is open to a Napoli transfer for a reunion with Maurizio Sarri, “one of the best Coaches in the world.”
Serie B side Empoli have sacked Coach Vincenzo Vivarini and appointed ex-Roma boss Aurelio Andreazzoli.
Empoli came back from 3-0 down to hold Frosinone 3-3 in a thriller at the top of the Serie B table.
Maurizio Sarri will take charge of his 500th professional game as a Coach when Napoli meet Udinese on Sunday.
Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Saponara can’t wait to get back on track after his ankle injury, but accused Coach Paulo Sousa of “lying.”
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says he wanted Maurizio Sarri as Coach before he was appointed by Napoli.
Empoli were held to a home stalemate by Spezia, leaving them in joint third place with Cremonese and Venezia.
Palermo have gone top of the table thanks to a victory over Entella, as Empoli fell in Salerno, Frosinone held Venezia and Brescia hammered Pescara.
Empoli saw off Pescara and took advantage of Venezia losing the local derby, while Palermo, Frosinone and Parma earned important wins.
It is reported that West Ham United will look to recruit Maurizio Sarri if they sack current boss Slaven Bilic.
Former Milan and Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino reportedly has offers to continue his career in India.
Empoli rejected a €3m offer from Juventus for 17-year-old talent Hamed Junior Traore, it’s reported.
Fiorentina have announced the signing of defender Vincent Laurini from Empoli on loan with an obligatory purchase option.