SAMPDORIA NEWS

Antonio Conte and Chelsea are preparing a £13.5m offer for Sampdoria and Colombia striker Luis Muriel, claims Don Balon.
Daniele Prade says Sampdoria “have a huge desire to grow” after being unveiled as the new technical director.
After another exciting weekend of Serie A football Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 12.
Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic will miss out on international duty with Croatia after suffering a hamstring injury.
Paulo Sousa was disappointed by Fiorentina’s 1-1 draw with Sampdoria, as “we dropped important points and lacked intensity.”
Mauro Icardi scored two and provided the assist for Ivan Perisic, as managerless Inter struck late on to beat Crotone, while Sampdoria held Fiorentina.
Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel wants to end his reputation for inconsistency. “I let people down, but this is the right year for me.”
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s eight Serie A games, including Chievo-Juventus, Palermo-Milan, Inter-Crotone, Sassuolo-Atalanta and Roma-Bologna.
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa believes his team are still developing and improving ahead of their match with Sampdoria.
La Gazzetta dello Sport stand by their report on Gigi Buffon’s controversial comments to Juventus teammates, but warn there was no hint of lacking fair play.
Prolific Torino and Cagliari face off, then it’s a fascinating head-to-head between Napoli and Lazio, tomorrow Chievo-Juventus, Palermo-Milan, Roma-Bologna and Inter-Crotone.
Marco Giampaolo insists Sampdoria cannot afford to give any less than their “best” when they travel to Fiorentina in Serie A on Sunday.
Antonio Damato will be the referee as Napoli welcome Lazio as the Week 12 referees are announced.
With Juventus striding even further head at the top of the table after beating Napoli, Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 11.
Leonardo is the favourite to take over if Inter sack Frank de Boer, while Laurent Blanc, Andrea Mandorlini and Francesco Guidolin are options.
Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo praised Luis Muriel for “the complete performance” after a 1-0 victory over Inter.
Frank de Boer was “very disappointed” with Inter’s 1-0 defeat at Sampdoria and explained Gabigol “is not ready to play yet.”
Luis Muriel said Sampdoria’s victory over Inter can help their self-confidence. “We have to think that we can beat anyone.”
Sampdoria got the 1-0 victory that plunges Inter back into trouble, but Rodrigo Palacio was so unlucky in stoppages.
Inter director Piero Ausilio concedes he’d love to sign Marco Verratti, but Frank de Boer “expects more from Gabigol and Stevan Jovetic.”