SAMPDORIA NEWS

Massimiliano Allegri bitterly criticised Antonio Cassano, ruled out reports he wanted to resign and prepares for Milan’s Serie A opener against Sampdoria.
Maxi Lopez might not get the chance to face his former teammates, as the Sampdoria striker is likely to miss the trip to Milan on Sunday.
Giampaolo Pazzini reveals how his exchange with Antonio Cassano came about. “You can’t say no to Milan.”
New boys Sampdoria are close to completing the capture of Danish fullback Simon Poulsen from AZ Alkmaar.
The representative of Andrea Poli has confirmed that Juventus are talking with Sampdoria about his client.
Midfielder Andrea Poli will go to Juventus before any other club in Serie A, according to Sampdoria Vice-President Edoardo Garrone.
Sampdoria collected the 47th Gamper Trophy after beating Spanish giants Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Monday.
Malaga midfielder Enzo Maresca has discussed his potential Sampdoria switch and desire to return home.
Andrea Poli is happy to be back at Sampdoria after Inter opted against taking up their option to sign him.
Ciro Ferrara admits “it hurts” to be eliminated on penalties after Sampdoria’s Coppa Italia adventure ended at the first hurdle.
Sampdoria and Genoa crashed out of the Coppa Italia on penalties, Catania and Cagliari squeezed through, but Chievo were on song and Torino won a six-goal thriller with Lecce.
Marcelo Estigarribia has now officially completed his move to Sampdoria after spending last season at Juventus.
Ciro Ferrara makes his official Sampdoria debut in the Coppa Italia tonight and points out this trophy “is one of our objectives for the season.”
Sampdoria have distanced themselves from reports that they are close to signing Giovanni Pasquale and Giulio Migliaccio.
Malaga’s Enzo Maresca will become a Sampdoria player by next Tuesday, reports Sky Sport Italia.
Udinese have become the latest Serie A club to be linked with Sampdoria captain Angelo Palombo.
Malaga’s Enzo Maresca is on the verge of a return to Italy after Sampdoria made a bid for his services.
Sampdoria Coach Ciro Ferrara is impressed with his side’s progress and tells Juventus that Andrea Poli “will not be leaving.”
Newly-promoted Sampdoria earned a creditable 1-1 draw with Schalke 04 in last night’s friendly.
Argentina’s first choice goalkeeper Sergio Romero surprised everyone by going into Serie B with Sampdoria, but says “it was a gamble that paid off.”