SAMPDORIA NEWS

Italy’s friendly against Albania should go ahead on Tuesday in Genoa despite floods, confirm the FIGC.
Juventus “could well release” one from Simone Zaza and Manolo Gabbiadini, confirmed Beppe Marotta.
Not only is Italy-Croatia at risk due to flooding in Milan, but Tuesday’s game with Albania in Genoa could also be scrapped.
Sampdoria forward Manolo Gabbiadini said he wants his Italy call-up against Albania to be “only the beginning.”
Sampdoria striker Stefano Okaka is “proud of myself for overcoming obstacles” to earn his first Italy call-up.
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.