SAMPDORIA NEWS

Ebullient Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero confirmed he’s rehearsing for a role on the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars. “I can do the splits!”
Juventus defender Benedikt Howedes assures “I’m ready to go onto the pitch” against Sampdoria this weekend.
Gianluca Rocchi has been confirmed as the referee for this weekend’s Derby della Capitale.
Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira says he won’t play for Italy - “I’m Uruguayan, and my dream since I was a child has been to be part of the national team”.
Juan Cuadrado has suffered a thigh injury with Colombia, and will return to Juventus for scans.
Croatia have qualified for the 2018 World Cup, with Ivan Perisic rattling the woodwork, after beating Greece 4-1 on aggregate.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says he wanted Maurizio Sarri as Coach before he was appointed by Napoli.
Lucas Torreira praises Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo as the main reason behind his side’s success.
Juventus have confirmed that Miralem Pjanic returned to the pitch today, but he’s still following a personalised training regime.
Nikola Kalinic, Ivan Perisic and Ricardo Rodriguez were on target as Croatia and Switzerland won their World Cup play-off first legs.
Sampdoria midfielder Gaston Ramirez insists “we can beat Juventus”, and aims to make the Uruguay squad for the World Cup.
Juventus defender Benedikt Howedes could reportedly make his debut against Sampdoria after the international break.
Liam Brady looked back over his time at Sampdoria, a difficult departure from Juventus, Trevor Francis and Roberto Mancini. “Those were good times.”
Mauro Icardi spilled the beans on why he left Barcelona for Sampdoria, his Inter hat-trick in the Milan Derby, favourite victims Juventus and being a ‘chav.’
Roberto Mancini says “I’d be ready” if the Italy job became available and is backing Inter for the Scudetto.
Serie A has announced its winter dates for this season, with matches spanning across Christmas and New Year.
Patrik Schick insists he is ‘happy at Roma’ after receiving criticism for an interview he gave.
It is reported that Napoli are lining up a January transfer swoop for Fabio Quagliarella.
Sampdoria’s lawyer Antonio Romei warns Napoli that Fabio Quagliarella is not for sale - “he’s fundamental for us and he’s happy in Genoa”.
Genoa have officially fired Coach Ivan Juric after just six points from 12 Serie A rounds, with Davide Ballardini expected to come in.