SAMPDORIA NEWS

Milan named their squad for Wednesday’s Italian Super Cup meeting with Juventus in Jeddah, including Lucas Paquetá.
Marco Giampaolo felt a 2-0 Sampdoria defeat was not a fair reflection of the Coppa Italia clash with Milan. “Pepe Reina was Man of the Match.”
Gennaro Gattuso practically confirmed Gonzalo Higuain wants to quit Milan for Chelsea. “When a player makes choices, it’s difficult to convince him otherwise. One can try.”
Patrick Cutrone was “glad to have been helpful to my teammates” after his brace beat Sampdoria and put Milan in the Coppa Italia quarter-final.
Lucas Paquetá made his debut, but Milan needed two sensational volleys from extra time substitute Patrick Cutrone to knock Sampdoria out of the Coppa Italia.
Pepe Reina is concerned by Sampdoria’s recent form, but Milan “realise it’s decided today and will give our all” in the Coppa Italia.
Lucas Paquetá makes his Milan debut from the start with Gonzalo Higuain in the Coppa Italia against Fabio Quagliarella’s Sampdoria.
Lucas Paquetá aims to “help Milan get back into the Champions League, to achieve great trophies and bring the fans joy.”
Milan are expected to give Lucas Paquetá his debut from the start in the Coppa Italia Round of 16 against Sampdoria today.
Walter Sabatini believes Javier Pastore could’ve been a superstar, but “rested on his laurels at PSG” and is doing the same with Roma.
Marco Giampaolo won’t throw Manolo Gabbiadini into the Sampdoria mix yet, as he expects a very tough Coppa Italia encounter with Milan.
Fiorentina Coach Stefano Pioli will use “the best line-up to win” the Coppa Italia clash with Torino, which could include Luis Muriel.
Gennaro Gattuso prepares Milan for the Coppa Italia with Sampdoria, but won’t rule out a Gonzalo Higuain exit. “I hope he remains as long as possible.”
Sampdoria have officially signed striker Manolo Gabbiadini from Southampton for a reported €12m.
Lucas Paqueta and Ivan Strinic are in the Milan squad for Saturday’s Coppa Italia last-16 tie with Sampdoria, but Suso misses out.
Sampdoria have announced that they will sign Heerenveen and Norway midfielder Morten Thorsby this summer.
Manolo Gabbiadini is undergoing a medical with Sampdoria ahead of completing his move back from Southampton.
Genoa outcast Gianluca Lapadula is reportedly one of three players who Empoli are trying to sign this month.
Manolo Gabbiadini’s agent claims the forward has gone ‘back home’ to Sampdoria and that Southampton have lost ‘one of the best strikers in Italy’.
Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen says he is out to emulate predecessor Milan Skriniar. “I hope to take the same route as him.”