Saponara keen to see Bernardeschi stay

Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Saponara has urged Federico Bernardeschi and Federico Chiesa to take their time before deciding where they want to play next season.

Saponara is eager to keep playing alongside the duo who have both been linked with big moves away from the Viola at the end of the campaign.

"It fills me with pride to be involved in a project with these two talents," Saponara told Tuttosport.

"Despite this delicate period, Fiorentina has nothing to envy the big teams and we don’t need a revolution in the summer: everything is there to keep growing.

"A message to Bernardeschi? I can only tell him not to hurry, to think twice before getting on another train."

Saponara moved from Empoli to AC Milan in 2013, but was immediately loaned back before signing for Empoli again in 2015. He joined Fiorentina at the end of January this year.