SAMPDORIA NEWS

Italy called another 14 players to face Albania, including Stefano Okaka, Francesco Acerbi, Domenico Criscito and Stefano Sturaro.
Enrico Preziosi has revealed that Genoa tried to sign Paul Pogba in co-ownership with Milan, but they were unable to meet his agent’s conditions.
Giampaolo Pazzini could reportedly be set to return to Sampdoria, as he looks to end his Milan exile.
Roberto Soriano insists he’s always felt like an Italian, ahead of a possible debut for the Azzurri against Croatia or Albania.
Alessio Romagnoli has pulled out of Italy’s Under-21 squad due to the effects of a foot injury he sustained with Sampdoria.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has been referred to the disciplinary commission of the FIGC following his racial jibe at Erick Thohir.
Sampdoria midfielder Roberto Soriano “always dreamed of the Azzurri jersey, even though I grew up in Germany.”
Mario Balotelli, Alessio Cerci, Roberto Soriano, Stephan El Shaarawy, Emiliano Moretti and Andrea Bertolacci are new names for Croatia.
Antonio Conte will name his Italy squad to face Croatia and Albania, which could include Manolo Gabbiadini and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Pippo Inzaghi felt Milan “deserved victory” after a 2-2 draw at Sampdoria, but was pleased for “a real Stephan El Shaarawy style goal.”
Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic accepted a 2-2 draw with Milan, as “both teams tried everything to win.”
Stephan El Shaarawy said he would’ve preferred a Milan victory against Sampdoria to breaking his goal drought.
Stephan El Shaarawy broke his goal drought after 622 days as Milan scraped a 2-2 draw at Sampdoria with Daniele Bonera sent off.
Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti explained Fernando Torres and Mattia De Sciglio decisions against Sampdoria.
Jeremy Menez said Milan “want to rediscover that spirit” against Sampdoria tonight, including his False Nine role.
Sampdoria are eager to take another prestigious scalp as they defend third place against Stephan El Shaarawy’s Milan.
Milan have named their squad for Saturday night’s Serie A trip to Sampdoria and include Cristian Zapata and Keisuke Honda.
Sinisa Mihajlovic says in order for Sampdoria “to stay in heaven, we must beat the devils” when they host Milan in Serie A in Week 11.
Cristian Zapata will be assessed later today ahead of Milan’s trip to Genoa to face Sampdoria, after the defender missed training this week.
Gian Piero Gasperini admits to having regrets about his experience at Inter in 2011, as he targets his Genoa surpassing Sampdoria.