Wednesday March 20 2019
Samp close to takeover?

Sampdoria’s American takeover is reportedly in the final stages, with club legend Gianluca Vialli set to return as President.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Samp and York Capital Management – which is prepared to invest ‘up to €120m’ in the club – are close to an agreement.

The newspaper explains meetings over the next few days will be ‘decisive’ in whether the takeover goes through, although it should only be ‘details’ away from completion.

Vialli, for his part, recently became a director of British company Sunrise Sports Limited, which would be ready to support York Capital in its bid to buy the Blucerchiati.

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