SAMPDORIA NEWS

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.”
Sampdoria striker Stefano Okaka has been given the iconic Number 9 jersey and Sebastian Giovinco 10 for Italy-Albania.
Antonio Conte tested out a brand-new Italy line-up for tomorrow’s Albania friendly, heavy in Genoa and Sampdoria players.
Lorenzo De Silvestri and Luca Antonelli praised the people of Genoa following the recent floods that engulfed the area.
Antonio Cassano is once more being paired with a return to Sampdoria, as he apparently meets with his agent.
Roberto Soriano had a “dream” Italy debut against Croatia, albeit one he wasn’t expecting.
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.”