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Saturday October 12 2019
Mancini on Italy reunion with Vialli

Roberto Mancini said Gianluca Vialli returns to the Italy squad because together they “want to achieve what we should’ve won as players.”

The Azzurri will qualify for Euro 2020 with three games to spare if they beat Greece this evening at the Stadio Olimpico.

In the build-up to the match, Vialli accompanied the squad and FIGC representatives to the children’s hospital in Rome, ready to take on a new role as chief delegate of the Italy camp.

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Friday October 11 2019
Vialli: My conscience is clear

Gianluca Vialli says while he is ‘sorry’ his proposed Sampdoria takeover fell through, his conscience is ‘clear’ in a thinly-veiled dig at Massimo Ferrero.

Vialli’s consortium confirmed earlier in the week that they could not agree a price with Ferrero, and the former Blucerchiati striker expressed his disappointment at how things panned out.

“The reason is very simple, we didn’t agree a price with Ferrero,” he told Sky Sport Italia. 

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Monday October 7 2019
Official: Samp takeover is off

Gianluca Vialli’s proposed purchase of Sampdoria is off after his consortium could not agree a price with President Massimo Ferrero.

Vialli had been heading the Calcioinvest consortium, which included Jamie Dinan and Alex Knaster as backers.

Talks went on for months, in turn affecting the early part of Eusebio Di Francesco’s reign as Coach, given they did not sign any senior players between July 13 and August 12.

A deal has long hinged on valuation, but it finally conceded defeat in a statement released on Monday.

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Thursday October 3 2019
Ferrero: 'I'd buy Roma tomorrow'

Massimo Ferrero confirmed he put Sampdoria up for sale because he “cannot achieve any more” with the club, but would still love to purchase his beloved Roma.

The movie mogul is a Giallorossi fan born and bred, but has been at the helm of Samp since 2014.

“There was already talk of buying Roma in 2010, but I said no,” he told students at an event today.

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Thursday September 19 2019
Ferrero issues Vialli ultimatum

After being mobbed again by angry fans, Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero has issued an ultimatum to Gianluca Vialli – pay up by next Friday or no sale.

Ferrero had another meal interrupted by supporters last night, with around 50 – many of them youngsters - trying to break into a restaurant.

He had been joined for dinner by Coach Eusebio Di Francesco and sporting director Carlo Osti.

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Sunday September 15 2019
Ferrero: 'No Vialli offer for Samp'

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero insists “there are no negotiations with Gianluca Vialli. If he gives me the money, I’ll walk away.”

The reports continue to suggest talks are on the verge of completion only to then be scrapped entirely, before the process begins all over again.

“I called it a song and dance, because if I want to buy a club, a price is agreed, it is paid and the paperwork exchanged,” Ferrero told Rai Due.

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Thursday September 5 2019
Ferrero escapes Samp ultras

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero had to be rescued by police when ultras gathered around a restaurant demanding a meeting.

The patron has been under increasing pressure to sell the club after talks with Gianluca Vialli’s American conglomerate reached another impasse.

It’s reported Ferrero was having lunch in Genoa today when the restaurant was surrounded by Sampdoria ultras.

They were furious and had gathered to demand a meeting with the President, in which they’d urge him to sell up.

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Wednesday August 28 2019
Ferrero: Defrel to Samp, Vialli...

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says Gregoire Defrel will return from Roma but that Gianluca Vialli’s proposed takeover is ‘the joke of the summer’.

Competition for Defrel has been fierce, with Cagliari long on his trail and Sassuolo threatening to break through.

However, Ferrero is ‘more than confident’ the striker will be back at Samp soon.

“Defrel will give us the green light tomorrow,” he told reporters in Milan.

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Saturday August 24 2019
Di Francesco: 'Samp must hurt Lazio'

Eusebio Di Francesco wants Sampdoria to “focus on vertical passing lines and hurting the opposition” when they host Lazio, but has some fitness concerns.

Their Serie A campaign kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“I am proud and happy to have made this choice and convinced we’ll put in a great performance,” said the new Coach in his Press conference.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Defrel agrees Sampdoria return

Gregoire Defrel has practically agreed a transfer back to Sampdoria, on loan with obligation to buy for €15m from Roma.

The forward already spent last season at Marassi on loan, notching up 12 goals in 39 competitive games.

The situation has changed, as this summer the Blucerchiati hired Coach Eusebio Di Francesco, who Defrel already worked with at Sassuolo and Roma.

According to Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, a deal is practically done and the player gave the all-clear to this move.

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