SAMPDORIA NEWS

Luciano Spalletti insists Sampdoria “are on Inter’s level” ahead of Tuesday’s Serie A clash between the sides at San Siro.
Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo insists he was ‘joking’ when he said he wanted to coach Inter one day.
Leonardo Bonucci reportedly offered to return Milan’s captaincy to Riccardo Montolivo after the Rossoneri’s 2-0 defeat to Sampdoria last month.
Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo admits he feels ‘passion’ for Inter and would like to coach them one day.
Antonio Cassano believes he “could’ve been playing on Mars with Lionel Messi, Neymar and few others, but I ruined myself.”
Crotone Coach Davide Nicola could not deny the evidence after a 5-0 thrashing at Marassi. “Sampdoria were simply better.”
Marco Giampaolo admits Sampdoria are “in a good moment of form” after demolishing Crotone 5-0 for a fourth consecutive home win.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from Sampdoria-Crotone and the top of the table showdown between Napoli and Inter.
Sampdoria demolished Crotone 5-0 at Marassi with five different players on target, including Fabio Quagliarella and Karol Linetty.
Sampdoria try to maintain their perfect home record this season with Fabio Quagliarella and Duvan Zapata against revitalised Crotone.
Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo knows “what to expect from Crotone, how they play and what their characteristics are.”
Crotone Coach Davide Nicola warned of “potential surprises” in his line-up against Sampdoria on Saturday evening.
Luca Banti has been appointed to Napoli-Inter, as the Week 9 Serie A referees are announced.
Sampdoria reportedly rejected an approach from Atletico Madrid, who wanted to take Lucas Torreira in January.
Sampdoria midfielder Karol Linetty ignores transfer rumours - “I have a contract, I’m happy here”.
Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini wants his side to use the defeat to Sampdoria as motivation for the Europa League.
Sampdoria sporting director Carlo Osti has affirmed that midfielder Lucas Torreira will not be leaving the club in January.
Sampdoria’s abandoned game with Roma will be played on December 13 or January 24, depending on the Coppa Italia.
Marco Giampaolo concedes Atalanta “are the opponent that caused us the most problems” after a hard-fought 3-1 Sampdoria victory.
Gian Piero Gasperini wants Atalanta to learn the harsh lesson of their defeat to Sampdoria. “We threw this game away.”