SAMPDORIA NEWS

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.”
Fiorentina conquered Verona at the Bentegodi, Antonio Di Natale made history, Empoli added to Parma’s misery and Cesena stalled Sampdoria.
Cesena are without a win since the opening weekend, but Pierpaolo Bisoli is “relaxed” against Sampdoria.
Sinisa Mihajlovic said Sampdoria mustn’t get lulled into a false sense of security as “favourites” in Cesena.
President Massimo Ferrero believes Sampdoria “can win the Scudetto with Sinisa Mihajlovic as my Vujadin Boskov.”
Sampdoria patron Massimo Ferrero was his usual outlandish self, praising and criticising the other Serie A Presidents.
Milan could reportedly land Sampdoria striker Stefano Okaka in January, by sending Giampaolo Pazzini in the other direction.
Antonio Cassano's long-held ambitions to return to Sampdoria may find an unexpected antagonist in current Blucerchiati Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic.
Sampdoria are apparently looking to reward Stefano Okaka with a contract extension, but the player reportedly wants to survey the landscape.
Stefano Okaka will “forever be grateful” to Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic for his Italy debut against Albania.
Sampdoria striker Stefano Okaka scored on his Italy debut for a 1-0 friendly victory over Albania in Genoa.
The looming financial crisis at Parma could reportedly see Antonio Cassano return to Sampdoria.
Tomorrow’s Italy-Albania was organised to raise funds for the city, but Genoa President Enrico Preziosi insists it is “inopportune.”