SAMPDORIA NEWS

Sampdoria insist that no club has made them an offer for Pedro Obiang – but they suspect Juventus and Napoli are keen.
Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang is at the centre of a £15m bidding war between Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City.
The one and only Udinese fan who made the trip to watch his team beat Sampdoria 2-0 last night revealed what it felt like to be celebrating alone.
Udinese Coach Francesco Guidolin has hailed his side's spirit after they claimed a 2-0 win against Sampdoria on Monday evening.
Sampdoria boss Ciro Ferrara admitted his side's poor finishing was to blame as they went down 2-0 to Udinese.
Udinese captain Antonio Di Natale has claimed that European football is not impossible to aim for this season.
Goals from Danilo and Antonio Di Natale were enough to give Udinese a 2-0 win at Sampdoria.
Udinese have made five changes from the side that lost to Liverpool in the Europa League, with Antonio Di Natale returning to face Sampdoria.
Francesco Guidolin feels Udinese “face a real test” on Monday evening in their trip to Sampdoria.
Ciro Ferrara drops hints as to Sampdoria’s approach against Udinese tomorrow. “Mauri Icardi will start, as Eder and Gianni Munari are still out.”
Sampdoria forward Maxi Lopez has praised Vincenzo Montella, claiming he has a long future ahead of him.
Enzo Maresca is happy to be back in the world of Italian football after signing for Sampdoria in the summer.
Vincenzo Montella “accepts the verdict” of Fiorentina’s eventful draw with Sampdoria and insists he’s content to be in fourth place.
Ciro Ferrara was happy with a point, but reveals he had told Sampdoria to watch out for their marking on Fiorentina set plays.
Stefan Savic broke his Serie A duck with a sensational brace of headers, but Sampdoria grabbed an impressive 2-2 draw away to Fiorentina.
Fiorentina are forced to field an all-new front line, as they must beat Sampdoria to recapture third place.
Sampdoria will be without goalkeeper Sergio Romero for tomorrow’s trip to Fiorentina due to personal reasons.
Luca Toni and Alberto Aquilani are in the squad for Sunday night’s match with Sampdoria, though both will need last-minute fitness tests.
Ciro Ferrara is confident “Sampdoria have what it takes to hurt Fiorentina” on Sunday evening.
Vincenzo Montella is focused on Fiorentina’s climb up the standings, but admits taking on Sampdoria “is always special” for him.