SAMPDORIA NEWS

Gian Piero Gasperini asked Atalanta to “take it one game at a time” between Serie A and the Europa League, starting with Sampdoria.
Marco Giampaolo urged Sampdoria to put in “a solid performance” against Atalanta after their unexpected Udinese thrashing.
Paolo Tagliavento has been announced as the referee for Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina between Inter and Milan.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says “many people” want him to buy Roma - “in my life I never say never”.
Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet says he is happy with his start to the season. “Now I want to stay like this.”
Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet is catching the attention of clubs in England and Germany, including Newcastle United.
Sampdoria goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano is back in action for the first time since undergoing knee surgery five months ago.
Italy added SPAL striker Federico Bonazzoli to the Under-21 squad for their friendly against Morocco on Tuesday.
World Cup winners Luca Toni, Mauro Camoranesi and Marco Amelia will all begin the course for their coaching badges on Monday.
Udinese midfielder Valon Behrami has been diagnosed with a thigh strain and won’t join Switzerland for international duty.
Luigi Del Neri admits his dismissal was “almost certain” if Udinese had failed to beat Sampdoria, so the 4-0 victory “keeps the project going.”
Marco Giampaolo suffered his first defeat of the season, a 4-0 hammering by Udinese, but “hopefully the slap in the face will do us good.”
Udinese ended their crisis with a 4-0 result, including two penalties, and inflicted the first defeat of the season on 10-man Sampdoria.
Sampdoria try to maintain their unbeaten record with a trip to Udinese, as Duvan Zapata and Fabio Quagliarella face their old club.
Sampdoria’s Duvan Zapata has vowed not to celebrate if he scores against Udinese but is disappointed his former club did not do more to keep him.
Luca Banti has been appointed as the referee for this week’s Milan-Roma game, the AIA has announced.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero notes “Milan spent €200m, but didn’t have a shot on target against us”.
Vincenzo Montella warns Hakan Calhanoglu “can’t play every three days” and is anxious for Milan to get back on the pitch.
Gianluca Vialli believes Juventus deserve to win the Champions League - “if you keep knocking on the same door, eventually you’ll open it”.
Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena reveals he turned down both Sampdoria and Inter in the past.