SAMPDORIA NEWS

Adel Taarabt thanked Genoa for “this great opportunity and I am truly happy to be playing in Italy again. Now it’s up to me.”
Former Sampdoria striker Francesco Flachi reveals “Antonio Cassano told me he’s thinking about quitting”.
Udinese have reportedly agreed a €4.5m plus bonuses deal for Carpi striker Kevin Lasagna.
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina will not be suspended, as Sampdoria’s request for television evidence was ruled “inadmissable”.
Watford and Swansea are reportedly targeting Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia.
Bruno Peres told Roma to beat Genoa in an “immensely difficult” match and put pressure on leaders Juventus.
Sampdoria outcast Antonio Cassano could be the latest player to make a move to China for Guangzhou R&F or Shandong Luneng.
Sampdoria demand Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina receive a ban “for simulation using video evidence, just as they did for Kevin Strootman.”
Pepe Reina insists the Matias Silvestre red card was the correct decision, as Napoli beat Sampdoria 2-1. “There was contact. I felt it.”
Maurizio Sarri hailed Napoli “grit and determination” to fight back and beat Sampdoria 2-1. “Lorenzo Tonelli was patient and so were we.”
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero accused the referee of “falsifying the match” after a contentious 2-1 defeat to Napoli.
Lorenzo Tonelli reveals what he was thinking when netting the 95th-minute winner against Sampdoria on his Napoli debut.
Lorenzo Tonelli and Manolo Gabbiadini completed a dramatic Napoli comeback to beat 10-man Sampdoria, but the red card was controversial.
Join us for the build-up and action to the first two Serie A games of 2017, Empoli-Palermo and Napoli-Sampdoria.
Marek Hamsik feels Napoli “gifted points and haven’t had the results to match our performances” as they begin 2017 against Sampdoria.
Napoli start 2017 against Sampdoria with Dries Mertens leading the attack, Leonardo Pavoletti on the bench and Lorenzo Tonelli’s debut.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero reveals “Napoli asked me about Luis Muriel” and the Blucerchiati were close to Maurizio Sarri.
Italian football is back after the winter break with Napoli hosting Sampdoria tonight, then Udinese-Inter, Genoa-Roma, Milan-Cagliari and Juventus-Bologna.
Leonardo Pavoletti could make his Napoli debut tomorrow, as he’s in the squad to face Sampdoria.
Maurizio Sarri rues Napoli’s “mental block” that led to “too many points thrown away” pre-Sampdoria but insists his side “are trying to eliminate it”.