NEWS
Monday January 31 2011
Official: Zanetti joins Brescia

Fiorentina have sold veteran midfielder Cristiano Zanetti to Brescia, according to the club's official website.

The 33-year-old former Juventus and Roma utility player has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the Rigamonti stadium.

He is expected to make his debut on Wednesday when Brescia travel to Roma.

The Rondinelle are back under the stewardship of Beppe Iachini after Mario Beretta was sacked.

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NEWS
Monday January 31 2011
Cesena net Felipe loan

Cesena have completed the loan capture of defender Dias Felipe from Serie A rivals Fiorentina.

The Brazilian, born in July 1984, will join the top-flight strugglers for the rest of the campaign.

Cesena, who were linked with Nicola Legrottaglie before he joined Milan from Juventus, completed talks just hours before the January transfer window slammed shut.

Felipe, who spent eight years with Udinese, has had a problematic spell with the Viola in recent times.

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NEWS
Monday January 31 2011
Viola scrap Barreto move

Paulo Vitor Barreto's proposed move from Bari to Fiorentina was called off following his medical, reports claim.

The attacker was all set to join the Viola after Bari, who part own him with Udinese, were prepared to sell their share for €4m.

It's understood that the two clubs agreed a deal but the switch was scrapped after the results of his fitness tests.

Barreto has endured an injury-hit campaign and the Viola medics, with just four months of the season left, reportedly urged caution given the uncertainty over when he will be fully fit.

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NEWS
Saturday January 29 2011
Line-ups: Reja rings the changes

Lazio have rotated their squad to take on Fiorentina this evening with Libor Kozak and Sergio Floccari taking on Alberto Gilardino.

The 17.00 UK time kick-off at the Stadio Olimpico sees Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic pay visit to his former club.

Edy Reja has rotated the squad by resting Hernanes and Giuseppe Sculli ahead of the midweek round, opting for Kozak and Floccari up front.

Some changes were forced, as Mauro Zarate and Andre Dias sit out bans, while Mark Bresciano, Mourad Meghni and Tommaso Rocchi are injured.

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NEWS
Saturday January 29 2011
Mihajlovic: 'We're in an ugly situation'

Fiorentina slide down the standings and Sinisa Mihajlovic admits “we're in an ugly situation and got ourselves into it.”

The Viola have a game in hand against Inter, but even then are only on 25 points from 21 rounds.

“We are in an ugly situation and got ourselves into it,” said the Coach after a 2-0 defeat to Lazio.

“Now it is up to us to get ourselves out of it too.

“I am somebody who never gives in and I'm accustomed to battling for every result.

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NEWS
Friday January 28 2011
Mutu return down to Fiorentina

Fiorentina boss Sinisa Mihajlovic claims he is awaiting orders from above before selecting Adrian Mutu again.

Earlier this week the 32-year-old Romania international publically apologised for abandoning training without permission.

He also got rid of his agent in a move to placate the Della Valle family.

"Della Valle has told us that there is a chance that Mutu will return," Mihajlovic said. "We are dealing with a difficult situation, one that has yet to be taken and anyway it's a decision that only the club can make.

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Thursday January 27 2011
Mutu's plea for mercy

Giancarlo Rinaldi on the prospect of an apologetic Adrian Mutu playing for Fiorentina again

They called it the Compromesso Storico – the Historic Compromise. It was the term used to describe a political accommodation reached between the Christian Democrats and Communist Party in Italy in the 1970s. It brought together, however uneasily, two groups most people thought had little or no common ground.

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NEWS
Thursday January 27 2011
Della Valle open to Mutu return

President Andrea Della Valle was pleased with the “lovely words from Adrian Mutu” and confirms “he could return to Fiorentina.”

Last night the striker held a Press conference admitting he'd made a big mistake by walking out of a training session and had been “badly advised” by the agents he has now split with.

“I appreciated the lovely words from Mutu after the seriousness of the mess he made,” said Della Valle.

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NEWS
Wednesday January 26 2011
Fiorentina sign Behrami

After weeks of speculation Fiorentina have officially signed West Ham United midfielder Valon Behrami.

The 25-year-old Switzerland international joins on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.

Behrami's departure became inevitable when West Ham signed Gary O'Neil from Middlesbrough on Monday.

Fiorentina have brought in two new players in January, the first being Brazilian goalkeeper Neto from Atletico Paranaense.

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Wednesday January 26 2011
Mutu: 'Take me back, Fiorentina'

Adrian Mutu confirms he split from his agents in a bid to revive his rapport with Fiorentina. “I was wrong and badly advised. I want to stay.”

The Romanian has been dropped ever since he stormed out of training on January 5, after learning he wouldn't be allowed to join Cesena.

Agents Victor and Giovanni Becali blamed Fiorentina directors for the situation, but now Mutu has decided to break up with his representatives.

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