SAMPDORIA NEWS

Napoli have Lorenzo Insigne back in what should be an emotional reunion with Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella, but Duvan Zapata isn’t fit to start.
Milan Skriniar’s agent insists the defender is ‘totally focused’ on Inter despite reported interest from Barcelona.
Duvan Zapata has made the trip to face his former club Napoli, but Sampdoria are without Karol Linetty and Ricky Alvarez.
Jorginho says Napoli believe in the Scudetto, and his perfect Christmas present would be to be crowned winter champions.
Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo says his side will need “a great performance” to get anything from Napoli tomorrow.
Barcelona star Luis Suarez says he was ‘surprised’ by fellow Uruguayan Lucas Torreira and has tipped the Sampdoria midfielder for a bright future.
Duvan Zapata could miss the trip to face his former side Napoli, as the Sampdoria striker has a thigh strain.
Another exciting weekend of Serie A action saw Inter lose for the first time this season, making the race even tighter at the top.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s seven Serie A games, including Verona-Milan, Bologna-Juventus and Atalanta-Lazio.
Marco Giampaolo insists Sampdoria will get back on track after today’s disappointing defeat to Sassuolo.
Beppe Iachini had a novel solution for Sassuolo’s penalty problems, but assures they “deserved our victory” against Sampdoria.
Sassuolo earned a surprise victory over Sampdoria, as despite Matteo Politano’s parried penalty and VAR controversy, Alessandro Matri struck late on.
Check out all the confirmed line-ups from this afternoon’s Serie A games, Bologna-Juventus, Fiorentina-Genoa, Sampdoria-Sassuolo and Crotone-Chievo.
Marco Giampaolo says his Sampdoria side cannot allow themselves to be affected by their Coppa Italia elimination.
Piero Giacomelli hasn’t been given a Serie A game this weekend, after his controversial refereeing in the Lazio-Torino game on Monday.
Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo had “doubts on the penalties” that allowed Fiorentina to win their Coppa Italia tie 3-2.
Stefano Pioli saw “a strange game” as Fiorentina beat Sampdoria 3-2 in the Coppa Italia and outlined where his squad can improve.
Davide Astori concedes “it was a battle” as Fiorentina pushed past Sampdoria 3-2 to set up a Coppa Italia Quarter-Final tie with Lazio or Cittadella.
Fiorentina were pegged back twice by Sampdoria, but a late Jordan Veretout penalty sealed the 3-2 win in the Coppa Italia Round of 16.
Sampdoria’s lawyer claims Milan Skriniar’s agent tried to convince the club into selling Milan Skriniar for €8m, a figure that “couldn’t be refused”.