SAMPDORIA NEWS

Sampdoria are on the verge of completing their transfer for ex-Juventus benchwarmer Marcelo Estigarribia.
Sampdoria have released a statement explaining they were “forced to accept a plea bargain” in the betting scandal despite proclaiming their innocence.
The Disciplinary Commission have accepted plea bargains for Bari and Sampdoria, as well as for several footballers including Andrea Masiello.
Andrea Masiello has put forward a plea bargain of a 26-month ban and a €30,000 fine for his alleged role in the betting scandal.
Ciro Ferrara is already looking forward to Sampdoria’s season opener against Milan. “I want a warrior side.”
Sampdoria midfielder Angelo Palombo has turned down an offer to join Rubin Kazan, confirmed the club.
Vincenzo Montella was not too concerned after Fiorentina’s 0-0 draw with Verona, while Siena beat Aris Salonika and Parma and Sampdoria were also in action.
New Sampdoria boss Ciro Ferrara is looking forward to the challenge of facing Milan in Week 1 of the new Serie A season.
The betting scandal today saw 44 people and 13 clubs charged, but Napoli, Lazio and Genoa are waiting for September to learn their fate.
Lorenzo De Silvestri says Sampdoria must prove themselves as the club gets ready for its 56th season in Serie A.
Sampdoria Vice-President Edoardo Garrone has revealed why the club thanked boss Beppe Iachini for promotion with the sack.
Juventus have manoeuvred themselves into a position to sign Andrea Poli from Sampdoria, Sky Sport Italia are reporting.
Sampdoria Coach Ciro Ferrara has let down the fans by confirming “Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini are unavailable at the moment.”
Amauri scored in an entertaining 3-3 draw between Parma and Slavia Prague, while Lazio, Sampdoria, Bologna and Genoa were also in action.
Sampdoria have declared their interest in taking Marcelo Estigarribia from Juventus, but face competition from Argentina, England and Spain.
Sampdoria have made it clear that there is no possibility that Milan’s Antonio Cassano could return to Marassi.
The Corriere dello Sport is reporting that Antonio Cassano could be considering a return to Sampdoria given Milan’s player exodus.
Sampdoria have made no offer to Palermo midfielder Giulio Migliaccio, the player’s agent has confirmed.
Sampdoria have completed the signing of Lorenzo De Silvestri from Fiorentina, the Marassi outfit have confirmed.
Ciro Ferrrara has thanked his former Italian Under-21 players for helping him get the job at Sampdoria.