CAGLIARI NEWS

Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini confirms Napoli and Chelsea came closer than Inter to Nicolò Barella, but “it’ll take more than €50m.”
Inter midfielder Radja Nainggolan has explained how his four-year spell at Cagliari helped shape him as a player. “I became a man in Sardinia.”
Cagliari and Italy starlet Nicolo Barella admits that while he is flattered by Radja Nainggolan comparisons, Luka Modric is the player he most looks up to.
Federico Chiesa, Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Pellegrini are reportedly free to represent Italy at this summer’s European Under-21 Championship.
Torino full-back Ola Aina has been given a three-match ban for his red card against Bologna at the weekend.
Giovanni Trapattoni celebrates his 80th birthday today and all lovers of Calcio should salute a true Italian football icon.
Bologna midfielder Erick Pulgar is the first Serie A player since Giuseppe Pancaro in December 1996 to score an own goal and convert a penalty in the same match.
Cagliari are in mourning after one of their fans died of a heart attack while attending last night’s game, but there are reports Fiorentina supporters made insulting chants.
Rolando Maran rues the disallowed Luca Cigarini goal against Fiorentina and wants Cagliari to replicate their home form in away games.
Stefano Pioli confessed ‘I still haven’t decided whether I’ll stay or leave’ after Fiorentina ‘came up short’ against Cagliari on Friday.
Cagliari captain Luca Ceppitelli believes his side’s recent results have showed their mentality has ‘changed’ after scoring the winner against Fiorentina.
Cagliari survived a late piece of Federico Chiesa brilliance to beat Fiorentina 2-1 on Friday and pile more pressure on Viola boss Stefano Pioli.
Fiorentina are without the suspended Jordan Veretout for tonight’s Serie A trip to Cagliari, spearheaded by Italy call-up Leonardo Pavoletti.
Leonardo Spinazzola, Leonardo Pavoletti and Fabio Quagliarella are all in Italy’s first squad of 2019, but Mario Balotelli and Andrea Belotti miss out.
Cagliari and Fiorentina have announced they are creating a five-a-side football pitch in Bethlehem for all children to come together in the name of Davide Astori.
Stefano Pioli has hinted that he will only stay on as Fiorentina Coach if he takes the club into Europe or wins the Coppa Italia.
Cagliari boss Rolando Maran has instructed his side to play with the ‘spirit’ they showed against Inter when they face Fiorentina on Friday.
Bologna will be without star striker Federico Santander for at least three weeks after he dislocated his shoulder.
Another two doctors who did medicals on Fiorentina captain Davide Astori in 2014 and 2017 are accused of negligence after failing to spot his heart problems.
Sinisa Mihajlovic “never had the feeling we’d do anything but win today,” as Bologna beat Cagliari 2-0.