Brazilian star Neymar isn’t keeping his future plans under wraps, at least when it comes to his current club teammates. According to a report in French newspaper Le Parisien, Neymar has started telling his Barcelona teammates that he’s intends to join Paris Saint-Germain. Spanish publication Marca meanwhile is reporting that Neymar’s teammates are trying to persuade him to stay in Catalonia for the season. The Le Parisien report adds that certain officials at Barcelona believe the transfer is imminent and are resigned to losing one of their stars this summer. The report also said that it was a “decisive step” that Neymar was on board with the deal, going along with his father and agent. [ MORE:
Alessio Cerci made a significant financial sacrifice to end his disappointing spell at Atletico Madrid and clinch a permanent return to Serie A with Verona. Italy forward Cerci joined Verona on a free transfer this month following the mutual termination of his Atletico contract. Cerci saw just 14 minutes of LaLiga action last campaign, but is now hopeful he can rediscover his best playing with Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini.
As Fiorentina gear up of yet another season of certain frustration and bonafide disappointment, the revealing of the Coppa Italia fixtures provides a welcome respite from the never ever ending updates on the growing queue of current players booking a one way ticket out of Florence. To cut to the chase, the release of the 2016/17 Coppa Italia fixtures has thrown Fiorentina up against capital club Lazio. By no means are Lazio a ticket to the Semi-finals, however there was definitely more challenging ties. Last years 1-0 defeat in Naples at the quarter final stage was as predictable as it was dull. Should Stefano Pioli manage to guide Fiorentina past Lazio they will face the winner of the Derby