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Saturday December 7 2019
Ancelotti shrugs off Gattuso rumours

Carlo Ancelotti tried to think positive after a 1-1 draw with Udinese, but confessed the Napoli squad was “apathetic” and shrugged off Gennaro Gattuso rumours.

The Partenopei are now without a win in nine competitive games, including seven Serie A rounds.

“The second half was a good reaction, above all an improvement in attitude. I guess that’s a positive sign, but the first half was very negative, as we were in a really bad way,” Ancelotti told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Commisso on Chiesa and Gattuso

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso admits he will “make Federico Chiesa happy if he wants to leave” and “really likes” Gennaro Gattuso, but Vincenzo Montella "has my confidence for now."

The Viola have struggled so far this season and there continue to be reports coach Montella is hanging by a thread.

Among the candidates to replace him on the bench, the favourite is former Milan boss Gattuso.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Fiorentina striker shortage

Federico Chiesa returns to the Fiorentina squad, but Kevin-Prince Boateng, Franck Ribery and German Pezzella miss out against Torino.

The Viola visit Torino on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Coach Vincenzo Montella has to reshuffle his pack yet again, as forward Ribery and defender German Pezzella are joined on the absentee list by Boateng.

Chiesa is available following muscular issues, but it remains to be seen if he can play from the start.

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Friday December 6 2019
Montella: 'Happy Belotti is out'

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella won't deny he is "happy" that Andrea Belotti will be out of action for Torino, but refuses to give clues on his line-up.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Viola play Torino on Sunday and Montella says the win over Cittadella in the fourth round of the Coppa Italia was a morale booster for his side.

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Friday December 6 2019
Coppa Italia Round of 16 draw

The Coppa Itallia Round of 16 draw was made today, as Napoli, Lazio, Inter, Fiorentina, Milan, Torino, Parma and Juventus are the hosts.

This is still a one-off match, to be decided after 90 minutes, extra time or penalties, so home advantage could be key.

That is why the order of the teams was decided in this afternoon's Lega Serie A draw.

Napoli will play Massimo Oddo’s Perugia at the Stadio San Paolo, whilst Lazio will host Cremonese at the Stadio Olimpico.

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Friday December 6 2019
Chiesa close to new deal?

Federico Chiesa and Fiorentina are reportedly close to ending their gridlock over a new contract.

As per the Gazzetta dello Sport, Chiesa’s father Enrico has entered negotiations with Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso, who is reportedly trying to tie the winger down to a lifetime deal.

The report states Commisso and his board are confident of bringing success back to the Artemio Franchi and will make Chiesa a cornerstone of the club’s project.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Chiesa resumes training

Federico Chiesa has returned to full training with Fiorentina and is therefore available for this weekend’s Serie A game against Torino.

The winger has been struggling with muscular issues, which were exacerbated while on international duty with Italy.

He missed the last two Serie A matches, both 1-0 defeats to Verona and Lecce, as well as the 2-0 Coppa Italia victory over Cittadella.

A statement on the club website confirmed Chiesa resumed training with the rest of his Viola teammates today.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Serie A Week 15 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 15 are announced, with Michael Fabbri given Lazio-Juventus and Gianpaolo Calvarese officiating Inter-Roma

Calvarese has been handed the whistle for when Roma travel to San Siro on Friday night, and the experienced referee is familiar with both teams.

Inter have only lost three times in 13 games with the 43-year-old in charge, whilst Roma are hoping for another penalty as Calvarese has awarded them five in their 16 games with him as referee.

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Wednesday December 4 2019
Commisso: 'Positive Chiesa meeting'

Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso has assured fans that his meeting with Federico Chiesa’s father Enrico went “very positively”.

Speculation over Chiesa’s future has intensified following Fiorentina’s poor run of form in Serie A, but Commisso remains confident about keeping his star man.

It comes after the 69-year-old met Federico’s dad and representative Enrico – who played for the club between 1999 and 2002 – last week.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Montella: 'Commisso defended us'

Vincenzo Montella thanked President Rocco Commisso for “defending me and the team” after Fiorentina won their Coppa Italia tie with Cittadella.

The Viola managed to beat Cittadella 2-0 despite seeing Lorenzo Venuti sent off after just 26 minutes, so will face Atalanta in the Round of 16 next month.

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