SAMPDORIA NEWS

Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri believes it will be difficult to contain Brescia and that Mario Balotelli can score from anywhere, “he has different arrows in his bow to score goals.”
Eugenio Corini believes Brescia are on the right track and must “transform anger into positive energy” against Sampdoria.
Claudio Ranieri has claimed Sampdoria “can make life difficult for anyone” but expects a “more complicated game” against Brescia on Sunday.
Genoa are reportedly trying to bolster their options in midfield with Iceland international Birkir Bjarnason.
Reports claim Milan are ready to sign former Sampdoria goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano, letting Pepe Reina join Aston Villa.
Lorenzo Tonelli should be on his way back to Sampdoria, as he is reported to be looking for a way out of Napoli.
Sampdoria midfielder Albin Ekdal was happy to see old pal Zlatan Ibrahimovic “in a good mood” during the match against Milan.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Juventus-Cagliari, Milan-Sampdoria-Atalanta-Parma and Napoli-Inter.
Sampdoria defender Omar Colley felt the new year “started well” after stopping Zlatan Ibrahimovic from scoring during his goalless Milan comeback.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic felt “adrenaline and emotion” on his Milan comeback, but “wanted to score a goal and celebrate like a God in front of the Curva.”
Claudio Ranieri said he was not “bitter” about the wasted opportunities against Milan at San Siro, and claimed Sampdoria played a “semi-perfect” match.
Stefano Pioli complained Milan showed “a lack of quality” and made the wrong passes to feed Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a “disappointing” draw with Sampdoria.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his comeback off the bench, but it wasn’t enough for Milan to push their way past a solid Sampdoria.
Milan director of sport Ricky Massara is sure Zlatan Ibrahimovic “will help us get back on track” and confirms talks for Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo.
Check the official starting line-ups for this afternoon’s Serie A games Juventus-Cagliari, Milan-Sampdoria and Atalanta-Parma.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the bench, as Krzysztof Piatek, Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu start for Milan against Fabio Quagliarella’s Sampdoria.
Krzyzstof Piatek should get a chance to impress, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set to start on the bench when Milan return to action against Sampdoria at San Siro.
Stefano Pioli confirmed Zlatan Ibrahimovic could start for Milan against Sampdoria, but warns the veteran striker isn’t “a saviour who has come to rescue us.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to start for Milan against Sampdoria, but meanwhile his statue has been toppled in Malmo by angry fans.
Stefano Pioli said Milan have given him a “great gift” in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and called for the Rossoneri to “exploit him in the right way”.