SAMPDORIA NEWS

Serie A resumes for 2016 with tonight’s fiery Derby della Lanterna between struggling Genoa and Sampdoria.
Inter will reportedly turn to Sampdoria’s Eder if a deal for PSG winger Ezequiel Lavezzi fails to materialise.
Sevilla President Jose Castro confirms “many offers from Italy” for Ciro Immobile but “we have no plans to let him leave”.
New signings Suso and Luca Rigoni are included in the Genoa squad to face Sampdoria tomorrow.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero insists Napoli “don’t want” Roberto Soriano, or they’d have signed him in the summer.
Gian Piero Gasperini admits beating Sampdoria in the derby is one of Genoa’s “seasonal objectives”.
Coach Gian Piero Gasperini “can’t see Genoa among the teams fighting for salvation” in the second half of the season.
Sampdoria ‘had doubts’ about signing Ricky Alvarez, but ‘his enthusiasm convinced us’, says Coach Vincenzo Montella.
Sampdoria must have ‘the desire to win’ in tomorrow’s Derby della Lanterna against Genoa, says Coach Vincenzo Montella.
Sampdoria have officially completed the signing of former Inter and Sunderland playmaker Ricky Alvarez.
Sampdoria full-back Lorenzo De Silvestri insists “there are no favourites” in Tuesday’s Derby della Lanterna with Genoa.
Paolo Valeri gets the Genoa-Sampdoria derby as the other Serie A referees enjoy an unusual lull.
Referee Paolo Valeri will officiate the first Serie A match of 2016, the Derby della Lanterna between Genoa and Sampdoria.
Dodo is expected to leave Inter, but Atletico Madrid are contenders along with Sampdoria, Genoa and Verona.
Fiorentina President Mario Cognini confirms Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Suarez “will only leave on loan if we find replacements.”
Fiorentina are increasingly close to getting Lucas Ocampos from Olympique Marseille.
Juventus are reportedly close to signing 17-year-old Pedro Pereira from Sampdoria, beating Leicester City.
Genoa are close to registering 19-year-old Internacional striker Bruno Gomes in time to face Sampdoria.
Eder believes Tuesday’s Genoa Derby could be “the turning point in Sampdoria’s season.”
Giuseppe Rossi wants a loan move, so Fiorentina revive their interest in Marseille starlet Lucas Ocampos.