FIORENTINA NEWS

Fiorentina are eager to take Manuel Locatelli on loan from Milan, potentially with an option to buy at the end of the season.
The dates and times for the Coppa Italia last-16 ties have been confirmed to start on December 12.
Fiorentina will activate their €10m option to buy Argentina international defender German Pezzella, confirmed director Pantaleo Corvino.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero warned Lucas Torreira “is worth €50m, while for Dennis Praet they need €30-40m and we don’t intend to sell.”
Giuseppe Rossi has reportedly passed his Genoa medical and will sign a contract over the next 24-48 hours.
Daniele Orsato has been announced as the referee for tomorrow’s Napoli-Juventus game.
Giuseppe Rossi is making his Serie A comeback for Genoa after almost 10 months out with a knee injury.
The Serie A match between Sampdoria and Roma that was called off due to rain on September 9 will now be played on January 24.
Sampdoria swept past Zdenek Zeman’s Pescara with a Dawid Kownacki brace, plus an assist, to set up a Coppa Italia meeting with Fiorentina on December 13.
Roma are reportedly in contact with Milan Badelj, who will be a free agent when his Fiorentina deal expires at the end of the season.
Stefano Pioli felt Fiorentina fully deserved their 1-1 draw away to Lazio. “For the performance, we didn’t deserve to lose.”
Simone Inzaghi was livid after Fiorentina held Lazio with a last-gasp penalty. “I’ve seen it 20 times and don’t understand how it was given.”
Khouma Babacar felt Fiorentina “could’ve even won” after his last-gasp penalty to draw 1-1 with Lazio. “It’s the right result.”
Stefan de Vrij thought he’d done enough for Lazio, but Khouma Babacar’s penalty awarded via VAR deep into stoppages gave Fiorentina a point.
Fiorentina director Giancarlo Antognini hails Federico Chiesa’s renewal at the club as ‘an important step.’
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s Serie A games Genoa-Roma, Milan-Torino, Udinese-Napoli, Lazio-Fiorentina and Juventus-Crotone.
Lazio have Ciro Immobile back in the starting XI against Giovanni Simeone’s Fiorentina, as Stefano Pioli visits his old club.
Felipe Caicedo and Wallace are back in the Lazio squad to face Fiorentina this evening after injury lay-offs.
Stefano Pioli counts Lazio “among the top teams this season,” but maintains Fiorentina can have their say if limiting Ciro Immobile.
Simone Inzaghi “learned a lot” from Fiorentina Coach Stefano Pioli and expects a tough test for Lazio on Sunday evening.