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Wednesday September 11 2019
Commisso warns Fiorentina fans

Rocco Commisso has warned Fiorentina fans to stop with the insulting chants about the Heysel disaster, Gaetano Scirea and southerners.

Commisso did not hold back in his latest interview with Corriere dello Sport, starting off by expressing ‘disappointment’ at Fiorentina’s lack of an adequate infrastructure.

“We wanted De Paul, Raphinha, De Rossi and Nainggolan,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

“The prices of the first two weren’t fair in our eyes. I’ve been clear, we want to do better than last season.

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Tuesday September 10 2019
U21: Italy Manita with Luxembourg

Italy started their European Under-21 Championship qualifiers with a 5-0 victory over Luxembourg and five different players on target, including Moise Kean.

This was the first competitive match for new Coach Paolo Nicolato, fresh from his impressive work with the Under-20 squad, and he got the qualifying campaign underway with a strong start in Castel di Sangro.

It took just eight minutes for Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca to be brought down for a penalty, converted by his Neroverdi teammate Manuel Locatelli.

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Tuesday September 10 2019
Revealed: Serie A's highest earners

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is Serie A’s runaway highest earner on €31m a season, with Matthijs de Ligt and Romelu Lukaku already second and third.

An investigation by Gazzetta dello Sport discovered Serie A was spending €1.36bn on gross salaries – the most in the League’s history.

That is chiefly down to Ronaldo’s extravagant income of almost €600,000 a week and Juve’s wage bill of €294m – more than double that of nearest challengers Inter (€139m).

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Monday September 9 2019
Rossi: I was Barca-bound...

Giuseppe Rossi claims he was Barcelona-bound in 2011, Inter are Juventus’ biggest challengers and Rocco Commisso is ‘serious’ about Fiorentina.

Rossi scored 32 goals for Villarreal in 2010-11 and was heavily linked with Barca the following summer, but Inter new boy Alexis Sanchez - then of Udinese - ended up moving to Camp Nou instead.

“Lukaku works the attack by himself but plays for the team,” continued the former Italy striker to Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Monday September 9 2019
Rossi: Waiting for a call

Former Fiorentina and Italy star Giuseppe Rossi has insisted that he is ready to play regular football again. “I’m waiting for a call.”

Rossi has seven goals in 30 caps for Italy and scored over 100 times for Villarreal and Fiorentina.

However, it seems no-one is prepared to take a chance on the forward’s fitness, given his five ACL injuries in the last eight years. 

“I’ve felt good for a long time,” the 32-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Monday September 9 2019
Babacar: 'Why I chose Lecce'

Khouma Babacar reveals he chose Lecce above offers from abroad because “I hope to play regularly and step up to the next level.”

The Senegal international struggled to settle at Sassuolo after his time with Fiorentina and made the move to Lecce on loan, with obligation to buy if they avoid relegation.

“I spoke to my agent and told him I preferred Lecce to the offers I had from outside Italy. I embraced this project with great determination,” said the 26-year-old in his presentation Press conference.

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Monday September 9 2019
Commisso: 'Keep Chiesa and win'

President Rocco Commisso outlined his plans for Fiorentina, which includes “keeping Federico Chiesa for many seasons and winning something.”

The Italian-American billionaire completed the takeover from the Della Valle brothers, ending their 17-year reign, and has already won over the fans with his enthusiasm, passion and determination to turn their fortunes around.

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Monday September 9 2019
Juve squad cost €719m

Juventus spent €719m on transfer fees to assemble the squad, but Manchester City are the first club to surpass €1bn.

According to the CIES Football Observatory, the Bianconeri are the fifth biggest spenders in the top five European leagues.

Over the course of purchasing all their players, they paid out €719m in transfer fees.

This puts them above Barcelona, who spent €697m, but behind Manchester United on €751m, Real Madrid €902m and Paris Saint-Germain’s €913m.

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Monday September 9 2019
Fiorentina fight off Juve for Chiesa

Fiorentina get ready to face Juventus both on and off the field, because it’s reported the battle to keep Federico Chiesa is hotting up again.

The two rivals will meet at the Stadio Franchi on Saturday in Serie A and the tension is already rising.

Juve have never stopped in their attempts to prise away the Italy international, but new President Rocco Commisso refused to even consider a sale.

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Monday September 9 2019
Italy Finnish the job

The Azzurri made it six wins out of six in Euro 2020 qualifying and Elio Salerno explains some of the tactical adjustments made to beat Finland.

Roberto Mancini’s Italy took a giant step toward qualification for Euro 2020 with a hard-fought victory over Group J rivals Finland.

He chose to make five changes to the team that had beaten Armenia three days prior. Lazio centre-back Francesco Acerbi made his competitive debut for Italy with Armando Izzo, Stefano Sensi, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Ciro Immobile completing a much changed XI.

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