SAMPDORIA NEWS

Duvan Zapata’s last-gasp header gave 10-man Napoli a precious 1-1 draw away to Sampdoria to go joint third with Genoa.
Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang said tonight’s match with Napoli is “a play-off for third place.”
Rafa Benitez acknowledges tonight’s Sampdoria-Napoli showdown for third place is “an important game for the table.”
It’s a head-to-head for third place between Sampdoria and Napoli, so can Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men cause another upset?
Sampdoria have officially extended their contract with director of sport Carlo Osti to June 2018.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez might rest Marek Hamsik against Sampdoria, while Sinisa Mihajlovic must choose between formations.
Sinisa Mihajlovic definitely won’t settle for a point, as Sampdoria can leapfrog Napoli into third place.
Dries Mertens is back in the Napoli squad for Monday’s Serie A trip to Sampdoria after suffering concussion.
There are reports two German clubs are preparing €8m offers for Sampdoria and Italy striker Stefano Okaka.
Gonzalo Higuain can make Napoli history against Sampdoria by matching Diego Maradona’s record.
Sampdoria welcome Napoli on Monday and President Massimo Ferrero has a lot in common with Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Rafa Benitez confirms Napoli like Ezequiel Lavezzi and Manolo Gabbiadini ahead of a trip to Sampdoria.
Sampdoria forward Stefano Okaka almost gave up on football, thanked Antonio Cassano, would only play for Italy and transforms into “a beast” on the field.
Milan’s in-house television channel is reporting that Giampaolo Pazzini will not be leaving the club in January.
Carlo Osti has made clear that Sampdoria do not intend to sell Manolo Gabbiadini, Stefano Okaka or any first team player in January.
Napoli are said to be interested in Manolo Gabbiadini, but the striker’s agent says Juventus will decide his future.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero isn’t ruling out a return to the club for Antonio Cassano, and reveals Stefano Okaka’s asking price.
Genoa midfielder Iago Falque says the possibility of leapfrogging Sampdoria is not a motivation for his side in tonight’s match with Palermo.
Cesena boss Pierpaolo Bisoli was pleased with the point against Sampdoria, although “we threatened to win it.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic was furious after Sampdoria’s 1-1 draw at Cesena. “I see this as a defeat. We threw away two points.”