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Wednesday July 10 2019
Fiorentina: Benedetto over Chicharito

Fiorentina look to be focusing on Boca Juniors striker Dario Benedetto after West Ham United gave Javier Hernandez their No 9 shirt.

It was reported earlier in the week that Hernandez had been offered to Fiorentina.

However, West Ham failed to bring in Maxi Gomez or Callum Wilson and they tweeted on Wednesday that ‘Chicharito’ had become their new No 9.

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Tuesday July 9 2019
Toljan to Sassuolo, Lirola to Fiorentina

Sassuolo have agreed a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund right-back Jeremy Toljan, freeing Pol Lirola up for Fiorentina.

Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia both report Toljan will join Sassuolo on a season-long loan, with the former adding there is an option to buy in place.

The 24-year-old struggled for first-team football in his two seasons at Dortmund and ended the previous campaign on loan at Celtic.

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Tuesday July 9 2019
Commisso adamant over Chiesa

New Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso is continuing to insist that Federico Chiesa is staying ‘for at least another year’.

Keeping Chiesa has been one of Commisso’s first promises since buying Fiorentina last month, and the Italo-American was standing by his initial assertion.

“[Federico] Chiesa stays with Fiorentina for at least another year unless there’s something contractual or otherwise that I’m not aware of,” he told SiriusXM FC.

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Tuesday July 9 2019
Roma ahead for Veretout?

Roma appear to be ahead of the chasing pack for Jordan Veretout, reportedly offering the Fiorentina midfielder a €3m salary.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira, Roma are ‘accelerating’ for Veretout and have proposed him terms of €3m plus bonuses for the next five years.

However, Schira warns neither Milan nor Napoli are willing to give up the chase at this point.

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Tuesday July 9 2019
Chicharito offered to Fiorentina?

West Ham United striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has reportedly been offered to Fiorentina.

According to Sportitalia’s Alfredo Pedulla, Hernandez is ‘ready’ for a new experience and would ‘gladly’ try his hand at Serie A.

However, Pedulla suggests Fiorentina will only pursue the 31-year-old if Giovanni Simeone moves on.

Chicharito joined West Ham from Bayer Leverkusen in 2017 and has gone on to score 16 goals in 61 appearances for the Hammers.

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Monday July 8 2019
Official: Parma sign Laurini

Parma have officially signed defender Vincent Laurini from Fiorentina, with Napoli pair Luigi Sepe and Alberto Grassi to follow.

Laurini [pictured, left] joins Parma on a three-year contract after just 39 appearances in two seasons with Fiorentina. 

Prior to the Viola, he played over 100 times for Empoli in the top two tiers of Italian football.

The Frenchman has already been summoned for the Gialloblu’s preseason training camp in South Tyrol, as have Sepe and Grassi.

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Monday July 8 2019
Benassi: Staying at Fiorentina

Fiorentina midfielder Marco Benassi has denied that he is close to joining Genoa. “I haven’t given even half-a-second’s thought to leaving...”

Benassi reportedly did not fit into Vincenzo Montella’s plans for next season, prompting Genoa to swoop in.

However, the 24-year-old has travelled with Fiorentina for preseason, where he made it clear he would not be changing clubs ‘on my own free will’.

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Monday July 8 2019
Gobbi retires from football

Former Parma, Chievo and Fiorentina left-back Massimo Gobbi has announced his retirement from professional football.

Gobbi played just 17 times for Parma last season and turns 39 in October.

“Thirty years ago, my first season as a footballer ended...” he wrote on Instagram.

“My career ended 30 years later. It was a wonderful journey! Thank you to my family. Thank you to those who were there then and are also there now.

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Sunday July 7 2019
Dragowski out, Perin in?

Bartlomiej Dragowski is reportedly pushing for a Premier League move to Southampton or Bournemouth, so Fiorentina look to Mattia Perin.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Polish goalkeeper is increasingly irritated at the lack of progress in contract renewal talks following an impressive six-month loan spell at Empoli.

He is pushing for a more lucrative Premier League switch, as Southampton and Bournemouth are both prepared to pay around €15m, including bonuses.

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Sunday July 7 2019
Galatasaray step up for Gervinho

Galatasaray are ready to double Gervinho’s Parma salary to tempt him away, although the Ducali want €15m.

The 32-year-old Ivorian’s excellent season back in Serie A – with 11 goals and three assists – put him back on the map following a spell in China.

Fenerbahce, Lille, Monaco, Fiorentina and Inter could also make a move, but it’s Galatasaray who seem most determined to complete the swoop.

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