FIORENTINA NEWS

Fiorentina say they are “proud and excited” to have purchased the plot of land that will house their new training ground and club offices.
Roma Coach Paulo Fonseca has received a two-game touchline ban in Serie A after insulting the referee.
Stefano Pioli is expected to sign his Milan contract this evening and take charge of the first training session tomorrow, replacing Marco Giampaolo.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from six Serie A games, including Fiorentina-Udinese, Roma-Cagliari-Torino-Napoli and Inter-Juventus.
Nikola Milenkovic’s header proved the difference, as Fiorentina made it three wins in a row to see off plucky Udinese.
Franck Ribery and Federico Chiesa can be for Fiorentina what Antonio Di Natale and Alexis Sanchez were at Udinese, claims Francesco Guidolin.
Vincenzo Montella warned Fiorentina that Udinese are not to be taken for granted. “We’ve just started walking, it’ll be a while before we can run.”
Franck Ribery has been named MVP of September by the Lega Serie A after his spectacular start to life with Fiorentina.
Moise Kean, Sandro Tonali and Patrick Cutrone are all in Italy’s Under-21 squad, but Fiorentina midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli is missing.
Fiorentina are reportedly considering a free transfer for ex-Paris Saint-Germain and France forward Hatem Ben Arfa.
Rafael Leao says Kaka was “a hero of mine at Milan and I’m happy to represent the team he played for”, but Cristiano Ronaldo is his “favourite player”.
The Serie A Week 7 referees have been announced as Gianluca Rocchi will officiate the Derby d’Italia between Inter and Juventus.
Milan director Paolo Maldini defended Marco Giampaolo and felt the pressure of San Siro got to the players. “The quality of football is unsatisfactory.”
“I believe in my ideas, but this Milan team looked like it turned up without ever having a training session together,” said Marco Giampaolo after a 3-1 defeat to Fiorentina.
Vincenzo Montella explained how he developed his Fiorentina tactics and will continue to evolve, but assured there is no “sense of revenge” against Milan.
Franck Ribery joked about his age after scoring in Fiorentina’s 3-1 win at Milan. “I am old, but I feel young on the pitch. Football is my life, I love it.”
Milan plunged into full-blown crisis mode after a humiliating 3-1 home defeat to Fiorentina, which saw Mateo Musacchio sent off and Gianluigi Donnarumma save a penalty.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from six Serie A games, including Napoli-Brescia, Lecce-Roma and Milan-Fiorentina.
Fiorentina director Daniele Pradè believes both the Viola and Milan are “works in progress, getting ready to become great again.”
Milan director Ricky Massara assured they “have faith” in Marco Giampaolo and believe his concepts are being “assimilated” by the team.