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Saturday March 30 2019
Samp take Donnarumma howler

Gianluigi Donnarumma’s howler gifted Gregoire Defrel the goal within 33 seconds and it proved the difference as Sampdoria beat Milan.

There was drama in stoppages with a VAR review on Nicola Murru's last-ditch tackle on Krzysztof Piatek.

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Friday March 15 2019
Giampaolo: Defrel has Samp future

Marco Giampaolo says that while Gregoire Defrel ‘did damage to Sampdoria’s image’, the striker will get the chance to ‘respond on the field’.

Defrel was caught drink-driving last weekend, throwing his future with Samp into doubt, but the Roma loanee has been called up for Saturday’s trip to Sassuolo in Serie A.

“It’s to do with his private life,” Giampaolo said at a Press conference.

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Tuesday March 12 2019
Report: Samp to punish Defrel

Sampdoria will reportedly fine Gregoire Defrel and send the striker back to Roma this summer after he was caught drink-driving.

Defrel was found not to have been involved in a police chase on Sunday night, but Il Secolo XIX writes the Roma loanee still gave a ‘positive alcohol test’.

Consequently, the newspaper expects the Frenchman to be handed a ‘heavy’ fine, while he ‘risks’ not being kept on permanently by Samp.

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Monday March 11 2019
Samp deny Defrel car chase

Sampdoria have denied reports that striker Gregoire Defrel was involved in a police chase on Sunday night.

Defrel was alleged to have been pursued by police after Samp’s 2-1 defeat to Atalanta on Sunday, before crashing his car and being found to have had a high level of alcohol in his blood.

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Monday March 11 2019
Samp release Defrel statement

Sampdoria have confirmed that they will punish Gregoire Defrel if the striker is found to have driven under the influence.

Defrel was alleged to have been involved in a police chase after Samp’s 2-1 defeat to Atalanta on Sunday, before crashing his car and undergoing a breath test that showed a high level of alcohol in his blood.

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Monday March 11 2019
Defrel 'involved in police chase'

Sampdoria striker Gregoire Defrel was reportedly involved in a police chase before crashing his car under the influence.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio’s website, the incident happened on Sunday night and Defrel did not sustain any injuries.

However the Roma loanee would have then undergone a breathalyser test, which showed ‘a high level of alcohol’ in his blood.

Di Marzio concludes the 27-year-old had his driving licence seized and now faces disciplinary action.

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Saturday January 26 2019
Inter ready to sell Perisic

Inter are prepared to sell Ivan Perisic in January for €35-40m, according to Italian reports, targeting Yannick Carrasco instead.

The Croatia international had been a massive target for Manchester United over the summer, but the Nerazzurri are believed to have resisted offers, holding out for €50m.

Fast forward six months and the situation has changed, as Perisic never quite recovered the form he showed at the World Cup.

He has been increasingly irritable and spoke several times about his desire to play in the Premier League.

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Saturday January 19 2019
Giampaolo: 'Defrel stays, Kownacki goes'

Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo ruled out Gregoire Defrel’s move to Newcastle United. “Dawid Kownacki is the player leaving.”

There had been reports over the last couple of days that former Roma and Sassuolo striker Defrel was close to a €15m transfer to the Premier League club.

However, in today’s Press conference, Samp Coach Giampaolo poured cold water over those suggestions.

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Friday January 18 2019
Report: Defrel set for Newcastle

Sampdoria striker Gregoire Defrel is reportedly on the verge of joining Premier League side Newcastle United.

According to ANSA, Newcastle are ‘very close’ to agreeing a €15m deal for Defrel, who has since been replaced at Samp by Manolo Gabbiadini.

The Frenchman scored 23 goals in 73 appearances for Sassuolo before moving to Roma for €20m in the summer of 2017.

However, injuries and constantly being played out on the right as opposed to his favoured position of centre-forward saw him score just once for the Giallorossi.

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Wednesday January 2 2019
Premier League offers for Defrel

Roma-owned Gregoire Defrel is on loan at Sampdoria, but received interest from Fulham, Watford and West Ham United.

The 27-year-old forward joined from Sassuolo in the summer of 2017 for a total €20m and was sent out on loan to Sampdoria for €1.5m this season.

According to Sky Sport Italia and La Gazzetta dello Sport, it is possible he will intercept that spell six months early and go to England.

There is said to be interest from three Premier League clubs, namely Fulham, Watford and West Ham United.

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