SAMPDORIA NEWS

Milan made contact with the agent of Serie B hotshot Simone Zaza on Monday, claims the Gazzetta dello Sport.
The season is over for Sampdoria’s Nenad Krsticic after he was taken out by Genoa’s Francelino Matuzalem in yesterday’s derby.
Enzo Maresca says he’ll soon spill the beans regarding his lack of use by Sampdoria since the start of the year.
Davide Ballardini admits tension dominated the Derby, but Delio Rossi wanted Francelino Matuzalem sent off.
The Derby della Lanterna ended 1-1 after an ill-tempered game that saw Sampdoria go down to 10 men and Francelino Matuzalem score from midfield.
The Derby della Lanterna is also a relegation dogfight that sees Sampdoria seek revenge on Genoa by sending them towards Serie B.
Sampdoria Coach Delio Rossi has chosen to stay silent, but player Daniele Gastaldello admits “we are feeling the pressure” ahead of today’s Genoa Derby.
Davide Ballardini realises just how important the Derby della Lanterna is for the city, the fans and their hopes of staying in Serie A. “I need an extraordinary Genoa.”
Sampdoria midfielder Nenad Krsticic should be fit enough to play in the Derby della Lanterna this weekend.
Sampdoria will look to sign Vasco Regini at the end of the season, Empoli President Fabrizio Corsi has stated.
Inter are reportedly ready to offer Sampdoria cash and the promising Francesco Bardi in return for Mauro Icardi.
Genoa sporting director Rino Foschi is confident that his team can beat Sampdoria this weekend and stay in Serie A.
The agent of Simone Zaza has dismissed links with Milan. “We’re in discussions with Sampdoria over a renewal.”
Genoa midfielder Juraj Kucka could be a doubt for the derby match with Sampdoria next weekend.
Delio Rossi apologised after this poor performance, but Giuseppe Sannino demanded more focus.
Josip Ilicic inspired Palermo’s shock victory away to Sampdoria, but Parma held Siena, Cagliari stalled Catania and Antonio Di Natale sank Chievo.
Palermo’s hopes of safety have been revived after beating Roma, but Giuseppe Sannino insists “the Sword of Damocles” still hangs over them ahead of a clash with Sampdoria.
Nenad Krsticic has joined the injury list, leaving Sampdoria with problems in midfield against Palermo.
Delio Rossi admits it will feel a little strange when Sampdoria take on his old Palermo side, potentially pushing them towards relegation.
Sampdoria midfielder Nenad Krsticic has revealed that he wants to stay at the club 'for a long time'.