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Tuesday July 23 2019
Commisso: 'If Juve interfered on Chiesa...'

Federico Chiesa was vague on his future, but Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso “would be very irritated if Juventus had interfered.”

There were growing reports today that Chiesa demanded a transfer, having already agreed personal terms with Juve.

The Italy international was alongside Commisso and Coach Vincenzo Montella as they visited the New York Stock Exchange this evening and spoke to Class CNBC.

“Chiesa has done great work with us, we are very proud of him,” said Commisso.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 23 2019
Commisso: 'Chiesa stays, Juve disgusting'

President Rocco Commisso insists Federico Chiesa “will remain at Fiorentina” and said he’s “disgusted” by Juventus failure in Europe.

The patron spoke to Sky Sport Italia after taking the team on a tour of the Hudson River in New York City, where they presented their new kits.

“I wanted to take the team here to show them the Statue of Liberty, which is the symbol of all Americans. All immigrants have to pass through here and it’s a symbol for everybody.”

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NEWS
Tuesday July 23 2019
Fiorentina hold Chiesa talks

Federico Chiesa was locked in talks with Fiorentina chiefs Giancarlo Antognoni and advisor Joe Barone on the team bus today.

The squad is on its pre-season tour of North America and when the bus came to a halt, the entire squad disembarked except for Chiesa.

Sky Sport Italia showed the bus with Chiesa on it, accompanied only by director and Viola legend Antognoni, director Dario Dainelli and President Rocco Commisso’s right-hand man, Joe Barone.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 23 2019
Bernardeschi: Sarri's right winger

Juventus’ Federico Bernardeschi says he is ready to shed his jack-of-all-trades reputation and become Maurizio Sarri’s right winger.

Bernardeschi has been played in a variety of positions throughout his career but started on the right of an attacking trident in Sarri’s first game as Juve boss on Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur.

“Sarri sees me as a right winger,” he told reporters.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 23 2019
Report: Chiesa wants Juve move

Despite Fiorentina’s efforts to keep Federico Chiesa, it is reported the winger now wants to join rivals Juventus.

New Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso has continually asserted that Chiesa would be staying put.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira writes the 21-year-old is ‘not convinced’ about the Viola project.

Schira adds he is eyeing a move to Juve, following in the footsteps of Roberto Baggio and Federico Bernardeschi.

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NEWS
Monday July 22 2019
Montella: 'Chiesa will face Benfica'

Vincenzo Montella revealed Federico Chiesa and Nikola Milenkovic will play against Benfica because Fiorentina are “contractually obligated.”

The Viola were beaten 3-0 by Arsenal in the International Champions Cup and will face Benfica in New York’s Red Bull Arena on Wednesday night.

“We are tired, both physically and mentally, as I saw the players were really exhausted in training today. At least there were no injuries, that’s the positive thing,” said the Coach in a Press conference.

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NEWS
Saturday July 20 2019
Chiesa asks for Juventus transfer?

Reports claim Federico Chiesa has had a deal in principle with Juventus for months, and will ask Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso to sell him.

The Italian international came up through the Viola youth system, and is the son of club legend Enrico.

He’s been linked with the Bianconeri for over a year, and calciomercato.com claims that in the latter days of the Della Valle era a deal was agreed in principle for a five-year contract worth €5m per season.

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NEWS
Friday July 19 2019
Montella: 'Fiorentina asked De Rossi'

Vincenzo Montella confirmed he asked Daniele De Rossi to join Fiorentina, while Federico Chiesa could play against Arsenal in the ICC.

The Coach spoke at a Press conference ahead of tomorrow’s game in the International Champions Cup summer tour of North America.

“We are happy to be in America for this tour, we know President Rocco Commisso really cares about this, so we don’t want to let him down. The President has brought a great deal of enthusiasm and is working to build a good team.

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NEWS
Wednesday July 17 2019
Commisso enjoys Chiesa company

Rocco Commisso reiterated his wish to keep Federico Chiesa after the pair watched Fiorentina beat Guadalajara 2-1 in the International Champions Cup.

The Commisso era at Fiorentina got off to a winning start in the American city of Illinois thanks to goals from Giovanni Simeone and Riccardo Sottil, although Chiesa remained a substitute.

“They played very well, I thought we’d lose because these Mexicans can play,” the new owner told Firenzeviola.it.

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BLOG ITALIA
Wednesday July 17 2019
Fede, don't be hasty

Federico Chiesa has every top club interested, but Giancarlo Rinaldi assures there are plenty of reasons to stay at Fiorentina for one more season.

In church congregations across Florence, they have been saying the same prayer every Sunday for months. Others have been rubbing the nose of the famous wild boar bronze Il Porcellino in the heart of the city in the hope of good fortune. The more practical have beseeched new owner Rocco Commisso to break the bank in order to fulfil their wish. But the end goal of all this supplication has been the same - to keep Federico Chiesa at Fiorentina for at least another season.

But why should the player commit to the cause?

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