Italian Serie A roundup

Lazio's players responded to an organised protest from disgruntled fans in the best way possible by strolling to a dominant 3-0 victory over Chievo in Rome. Biancoceleste supporters expressed their disappointment over the club's perceived failures in the summer transfer market by leaving the Curva Nord empty for the start of

Arsenal good to go for Viviano deal

Arsenal's Viviano deal is all but complete after the Goalkeeper completed his Medical at the London's Colney training ground.. Emiliano Viviano has passed a medical at Arsenal and agreed the terms of a season-long loan from Palermo and it is believed the 27 year old will be signed on a seasons

Fiorentina 0-1 Grasshoppers (2-2 agg): Match Report

Fiorentina┬álost 1-0 at home to Grasshoppers, but scraped through to the Europa┬áLeague group phase on away goals. The Viola were in a good position to qualify after winning the play-off first leg 2-1 in Zurich, but opted to rest Giuseppe Rossi,┬áMassimo┬áAmbrosini┬áand Alberto┬áAquilani┬áin┬áfavour┬áof Joaquin,┬áMati┬áFernandez and David┬áPizarro. Grasshoppers mirrored┬áVincenzo┬áMontellaÔÇÖs┬átactical system with┬áVeroljubSalatic┬áin front of

Bayern’s titles didn’t interest me anymore

Fiorentina┬ástriker┬áMario Gomez┬áhas revealed that he lost interest in winning titles with┬áBayern Munich┬áand wanted to test himself in a new country.┬áThe Germany international, 28, joined the┬áViola┬áfor an estimated Ôé¼16 million [┬ú13.7m] this summer following a year plagued by an injury then being mostly benched as Bavarians romped to treble success under

Xabi Alonso, an option for Fiorentina?

Reports in the Spanish Press claim that Italian side Fiorentina could try and make a move for Xabi Alonso. The Real Madrid midfielderÔÇÖs current deal expires next summer, and has so far been reticent to pen a new contract at Santiago Bernabeu. The former Liverpool man has been linked with a return

Fiorentina in talks for QPR’s Julio Cesar

Fiorentina have been in contact with Queens Park Rangers over a possible move for Julio Cesar, according to reports. Sky Sport Italia has insisted that the Viola have been in talks with the west London regarding their Brazilian goalkeeper, who looks set to leave the club this summer. The shot-stopper had been in

Jovetic can’t forget Fiorentina

Stevan┬áJovetic┬ásays he still has┬áFiorentina┬áon his mind after leaving the club for Manchester City. Although delighted to be now playing his football in the Premiership, the Montenegrin admits he canÔÇÖt forget the last five years of his life. ÔÇ£I havenÔÇÖt finished thanking┬áFiorentina,ÔÇØ he told the┬áGazzetta┬ádello┬áSport on Tuesday. ÔÇ£IÔÇÖll always be tied to the

Viola confirm Jovetic-City deal

Fiorentina have confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Manchester City regarding the sale of Stevan Jovetic. The Montengrin forward has been heavily linked with a move away fromStadio Artemio Franchi this summer, with Juventus initially the favourites for his signature. The Viola though have claimed this evening, via their official Twitter page, that they have concluded a deal with the Premier League

Fiorentina to offer Verratti Ôé¼3m per season

Fiorentina┬ácould offer Paris┬áSaint-Germain┬ámidfielder Marco┬áVerratti┬áa sensational Ôé¼3m┬áper season plus bonuses to entice him to Tuscany. The Viola see the Italy international as the final piece in the puzzle for next season as they look to challenge Inter, Milan, Napoli,┬áJuventus, Roma andLazio┬áfor a Champions League place. The arrival of Mario Gomez from┬áBayern┬áMunich has already

AC Milan: Ljajic and Honda deals delayed

Milan chief┬áAdriano┬áGalliani┬áhas warned fans to not expect the imminent arrivals of┬áAdem┬áLjajic┬áand┬áKeisuke┬áHonda. The two players have been linked with the┬áRossoneri┬áthis summer, but the Vice-President is remaining cautious. ÔÇ£Honda and┬áLjajic┬áare different cases,ÔÇØ the official told Sky Sport Italia. ÔÇ£Ljajic┬áis not possible because┬áRobinho┬áhasnÔÇÖt left, while there is a good chance that Honda can arrive in January

Why I chose Fiorentina – Mario Gomez

Mario Gomez reveals why he pushed through a transfer from┬áBayern┬áMunich to┬áFiorentina. ÔÇ£They play such great┬áfootball.ÔÇØ The striker is fresh from winning the Champions League and┬áBundesliga, but┬áturned down other offers for yesterday's Ôé¼16m┬ámove. ÔÇ£I have contrasting emotions, as I am leaving the strongest team in the world and cannot hide a certain nostalgia,ÔÇØ

Borja Valero to replace outgoing Alcantara?

Borja┬áValero is on BarcelonaÔÇÖs shortlist as a possible replacement for the outgoing┬áThiago┬áAlcantara, reports suggest. Spanish newspaper┬áMundo┬áDeportivo┬ábelieve that the┬áFiorentina┬áplaymaker┬áis one of a number of players being targeted by the Camp┬áNou┬áclub to fill the gap left by the youngster. Thiago┬áis set to join Manchester United in an Ôé¼18m┬ámove, and the paper insist that the

Juve add Gabbiadini in Jovetic bid

Juventus have offered Fiorentina Ôé¼20m plus Luca Marrone and Manolo Gabbiadini for Stevan Jovetic, reports have suggested. Sport Mediaset believe that the Bianconeri have upped their offer for the Montengrin forward, after the Viola baulked at their original bid of Ôé¼18m and Marrone for the striker. The Turin giants have responded to

Fiorentina? Criscito staying at Zenit

Stories suggesting that Fiorentina have expressed an interest in ZenitÔÇÖs Domenico Criscito have been rubbished. The 26-year-old, who is recovering from knee ligament damage, has been paired with a possible summer move to the Viola. ÔÇ£Those who have linked Criscito with Fiorentina have only spread rumours which are without foundation,ÔÇØ agent Andrea