SAMPDORIA NEWS

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”.
Lorenzo Tonelli’s father hopes he’ll finally get his Napoli debut on Saturday against Sampdoria, but “only because everyone else is out.”
Leonardo Pavoletti confirms he will make his debut for Napoli in the Coppa Italia against Spezia next week.
Sampdoria hitman Luis Muriel is “proud” to be linked with big clubs, but insists he’s focused on beating Napoli this weekend.
Leicester City are the latest club in the running for Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini after Southampton, Stoke City and Wolfsburg.
Sampdoria look likely to send Pedro Pereira back to Benfica for around €3m.
Sampdoria have signed defender Bartosz Bereszynski from Polish club Legia Warsaw.
Sampdoria are interested in Inter full-back Davide Santon, but he is only prepared to leave San Siro on a permanent transfer.
Sampdoria are reportedly in talks for Carpi striker Kevin Lasagna, though he wouldn’t arrive until June.
Sampdoria have officially sold midfielder Mirko Eramo to Serie B outfit Benevento.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero would “gladly” take Manolo Gabbiadini back from Napoli, but not in exchange for Luis Muriel.
Bartosz Bereszynski is having his Sampdoria medical, as he’s set to join from Legia Warsaw.
Veteran striker Antonio Cassano is reportedly considering a move to Serie A strugglers Palermo.
Sampdoria have released a statement denying that Lucas Torreira could leave - “there’s a great relationship”.
Roma are reportedly on red alert for Lucas Torreira after the midfielder’s agent confirmed he wanted to leave Sampdoria.
Sampdoria and Udinese fired blanks in a Marassi stalemate, but the hosts ended their negative streak.