FIORENTINA NEWS

Fiorentina boss Stefano Pioli says his side ‘only played in flashes’ after defeat at Sampdoria.
Marco Giampaolo “saw my Sampdoria again” in a 3-1 victory over Fiorentina and hailed hat-trick hero Fabio Quagliarella.
Fabio Quagliarella believes his hat-trick against Fiorentina is a result of the ‘fun’ he is having at Sampdoria.
Lazio ran riot against Chievo with a Sergej Milinkovic-Savic brace, while Fabio Quagliarella’s hat-trick crushed Fiorentina, but Crotone stunned Verona.
Check all the confirmed line-ups for this afternoon’s six Serie A games, including Lazio-Chievo, Sampdoria-Fiorentina and Sassuolo-Torino.
Tuttosport claim that Fiorentina are interested in signing defender Federico Mattiello from Juventus.
Marco Giampaolo points out “if Sampdoria don’t focus on playing good football, we become mediocre” and must turn it around with Fiorentina.
Stefano Pioli has a decimated Fiorentina squad for their trip to Sampdoria. “We have to play as a team and I am not worried.”
Khouma Babacar seems intent on leaving Fiorentina, but Roma or Sassuolo seem more likely than Crystal Palace or Everton, as he could replace Edin Dzeko.
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli has been sacked by Al-Nasr, the Emirati club has confirmed.
Luca Antonelli has given the all-clear for a move to Fiorentina, but Milan have not yet decided whether to sell, confirmed his agent.
Davide Massa has been announced as the referee for this Sunday’s clash between Inter and Roma.
Federico Bernardeschi says he “never had any doubts” about joining Juventus and “the two teams who will fight for the Scudetto are ourselves and Napoli”.
Edgar Davids believes Juventus will win the Scudetto this season, and wants “Italian football must start from scratch”.
Fiorentina have officially confirmed the signing of 16-year-old striker Nino Kukovec from Maribor.
Fiorentina general manager Pantaleo Corvino says Milan Badelj has been offered a renewal but “if he leaves he’ll go to Roma”.
UEFA’s European Club Footballing Landscape report lays bare Serie A’s issues with stadiums, with a 3 per cent drop in gate receipts.
Fiorentina have reportedly asked Chelsea to take Charly Musonda on loan with an option to buy.
Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar is a target for Crystal Palace, reports in England suggest, but they also like Celtic’s Moussa Dembélé.
German Pezzella says he is hoping to “make history” with Fiorentina and stay at the club permanently.