FIORENTINA NEWS

Join us for the build-up and action from the final Serie A games of the season, including Milan-Fiorentina, Napoli-Crotone and Lazio-Inter.
Stefano Pioli believes Fiorentina have “laid the foundations for something important” ahead of their final trip to Milan.
Gian Piero Gasperini sees Atalanta’s trip to Cagliari as “a European play-off,” even if they need to wait for Milan’s result too.
Suso is out of Milan’s final game of the season against Fiorentina, with Riccardo Montolivo and Fabio Borini suspended.
Roberto Mancini has named his first Italy squad for friendlies against Saudi Arabia, France and the Netherlands, including Mario Balotelli.
Gennaro Gattuso warns the difference between sixth place and seventh is “life-changing” as Milan prepare to face Fiorentina.
Lokomotiv Moscow are reportedly interested in Milan striker Nikola Kalinic, but the price-tag is €25m.
Leonardo Bonucci thanked Milan fans and promised “one final push to enter Europe by the front door” by beating Fiorentina.
It’s reported Milan will be without Suso for this weekend’s Fiorentina game, after he suffered an injury in training.
Gianluca Rocchi has been confirmed as the referee for the Champions League showdown between Lazio and Inter on Sunday night.
Fiorentina have made an approach for rarely-used Inter full-back Davide Santon, claims La Repubblica newspaper.
Claudio Ranieri explained why his approach to football is “closer to Max Allegri” than Maurizio Sarri. “Abroad they are not as maniacal about tactics.”
Cagliari forward Joao Pedro has been given a six-month ban after failing two doping tests, meaning he’ll be available in September.
Mario Balotelli has agreed personal terms with Olympique Marseille, as Roma and Fiorentina haven’t met his demands, it’s reported.
Roberto Mancini’s first Italy squad is expected to include Mario Balotelli, Federico Chiesa, Jorginho, Lorenzo Insigne and Domenico Criscito.
Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout has been given a three-match ban, while Sampdoria are fined €20,000 for anti-Neapolitan chants.
Roberto Mancini was today confirmed as the new Italy CT, completing a journey which started at Fiorentina in 2001.
Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic, Marko Pjaca, Ivan Perisic, Mario Mandzukic, Nikola Kalinic and Marko Rog are all in Croatia’s provisional World Cup squad.
Giorgio Chiellini mocked Napoli for “celebrating too early” and not showing Juventus enough respect after a seventh straight Scudetto.
Maurizio Sarri expressed all his regrets as Napoli lost the Scudetto to Juventus “in the hotel and not on the pitch,” but left the door open for an exit.