SAMPDORIA NEWS

Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo sees a strong Napoli, and says Juventus “will have to toil like never before” to retain the Scudetto.
Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira admits he hopes Patrik Schick doesn’t play for Roma this weekend.
The 20 Serie A clubs have failed to agree on a new Lega President, so will reconvene in around 12 days.
A meeting of the Lega Serie A is underway in Milan, with the election of a new President one of the items on the agenda.
Sampdoria new boy Gaston Ramirez “doesn’t know” why he struggled in England but says “I felt warm there for two weeks of the year.”
According to the Football Observatory, Roma undersold Mohamed Salah to Liverpool and Antonio Rudiger to Chelsea.
Ivan Strinic’s agent reveals Napoli sold his client because “they knew Faouzi Ghoulam was going to stay”.
Lorenzo Tonelli’s agent reveals “Napoli didn’t want to lose him” despite offers from “four or five teams”.
Wanda Nara reveals Italy “tried to call up Mauro Icardi 2-3 times” and insists there was no love triangle with Maxi Lopez. “He cheated…”
Arrigo Sacchi outlined the historic differences between Italian and Spanish football, how Giampiero Ventura and Maurizio Sarri “raised the cultural level.”
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says Duvan Zapata and Ivan Strinic are “great signings” but “dealing with Aurelio De Laurentiis is never easy!”
Sampdoria have sent Bosnia international Daniel Pavlovic to Crotone on a one-year contract.
Sampdoria have officially signed Duvan Zapata and Ivan Strinic from Napoli on permanent moves.
Duvan Zapata and Ivan Strinic are both undergoing medicals ahead of joining Sampdoria from Napoli.
Sampdoria are the favourites to sign Napoli’s Duvan Zapata but face competition from two other clubs.
It appears Khouma Babacar is set to stay at Fiorentina after turning down offers from other clubs.
It is reported that Sampdoria are keen on signing Leicester City’s Islam Slimani.
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Sampdoria have agreed a €22m deal for both Duvan Zapata and Ivan Strinic from Napoli, beating competition from Sassuolo.
The Duvan Zapata bidding war continues, as after Sassuolo were leading the race, now Sampdoria are back in front for the Napoli hitman.