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5 hours ago, Tajerio said:

I tried to make heads or tails of it and couldn't. You ought to be able to sign three with no restrictions, since you only have one non-EU player. But your DoF is talking as if you signed Shelvey this season. You're definitely OK to make two signings, but beyond that I really don't know.

Thanks, @Tajerio. Well it's unlikely to be Karamoko Dembele or Stevie Mallan as we've already scouted both Celtic players and they have no interest in joining Sampdoria. Celtic defender Chancel Mbemba is keen to join us, but as he'll count as a nonEU player I'm not rushing into making an offer for him.

5 hours ago, Tajerio said:

On a different note entirely, I see why that squad finished 14th in Serie A last year. Not great with the mental stats, not a ton of pace, and not terribly creative either. I think Riedewald is actually a pretty shrewd signing by your predecessor, because he can at least pass and defend (in FM anyway). You've certainly got work to do.

Yes, I'm beginning to think Sampdoria may be my biggest challenge so far on this save. Be careful what you wish for, and all that.

Based on reports from my coaches, all of my main players  (approximately two per position) are around the same level, between 2.5 and 3.5 stars, but mostly 2.5 or 3.0 stars. My Head of Youth Development, Giovanni Invernizzi, has 19 for judging ability and 19 for judging potential so he’s my go to coach for his opinion. It looks like I have no standout players.

At this stage, I have no idea what a 2.5 star player equates to in Serie A. Same for 3.0 stars and 3.5 stars. I’m very conscious that this squad finished 14th out of 20 last season so it will need improving but, at this stage, I'm not exactly sure where other than generally across the board.

My recruitment team are busy scouting and I'l review those reports before deciding which players to target. I think you're spot on, lots of work to do.

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Posted (edited)

13 July 2025

STUNIVERSE AND HIS TRANSLATOR MEET THE MEDIA

Blucerchiati Messaggero: In a very odd and surreal Press Conference, new Sampdoria manager Stuniverse met the  assembled Italian media with every question, and answer, having to be translated for him by the translator the club have employed to help Stuniverse.

At the end of the Press Conference, we were informed that Sampdoria First-team Coach Angelo Palombo would be attending future Press Conferences until Stuniverse has learnt to speak Italian.

The Sampdoria players are due back from their summer break tomorrow and it will be interesting to see what impression their new manager makes on them.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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14 July 2025

SAMPDORIA PLAYERS BACK FOR PRE-SEASON TRAINING

Blucerchiati Messaggero:  With two exceptions, the Sampdoria  players reported back for pre-season training today and were given a clean bill of health by Head Physio Roberto Cappannelli.

Francesco Gagliardi and Alex Noselli did not report back with the other players as they are currently away on international duty with Italy U19s.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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Francesco Gagliardi

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Alex Noselli

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14 July 2025

TRAINING CAMP SQUAD ANNOUNCED

Blucerchiati Messaggero: New Sampdoria manager Stuniverse met his players today and announced the provisional squad for the Training Camp in China in just under a week's time.

Despite language difficulties, Stuniverse appears to have made a good initial impression on the Sampdoria squad.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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Dynamics

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15 July 2025

STUNIVERSE WATCHES ITALY UNDER-19S

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria manager Stuniverse was spotted in Germany last night, at the Carl-Benz-Stadion, Mannheim, watching Italy Under-19s defeat the Czech Republic Under-19s 3-1 in their opening European Championships Under-19 Group A match.

Stuniverse had to wait until the last 20 minutes of the game before his two Sampdoria players, Francesco Gagliardi and Alex Novelli, came on as second-half substitutes.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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15 July 2025

STUNIVERSE WASTES NO TIME LISTING PLAYERS

Blucerchiati Messaggero: New Sampdoria manager Stuniverse has wasted no time in delegating tasks to his Director of Football Carlo Osti with nine players transfer listed and a further four players put on the loan list.

The highest profile transfer listed players are 32 year-old defender Silvan Widmer and 31 year-old midfielder Soualiho Meite.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

Transfer List

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Loan List

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Silvan Widmer 

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Soualiho Meite

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Posted (edited)

15 July 2024

STUNIVERSE'S ENTOURAGE ARRIVES

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Three days after becoming Sampdoria manager, Stuniverse has brought in an entourage of five to work alongside him. Stuniverse has rewarded the loyalty of three members of his Celtic backroom staff who left Celtic Park at the same time Stuniverse did - Jari Litmanen takes over the Assistant Manager duties from Daniele Russo, who left the Stadio Luigi Ferraris over the weekend. Litmanen has previously worked with Stuniverse at Falkirk and Hibs, before moving with him to Celtic. Steve Wigley, who worked with Stuniverse at Hibs, before following him to Celtic, and Mark Hudson both join Sampdoria as first-team coaches. 

Francesco Baiano has left his job as Pisa Under-20 Manager to join Sampdoria as a first-team coach. Baiano, who played for Derby County between 1997 and 2000 and speaks good English, will take over the media duties until Stuniverse has learnt to speak Italian. Pisa will receive £52,000 by way of compensation.

The final arrival is Tommaso Dalledonne who leaves his scouting role at Empoli to become a scout at Sampdoria. Empoli will receive £150,000 in compensation.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

Jari Litmanen - Assistant Manager

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Steve Wigley - Coach

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Mark Hudson - Coach

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Francesco Baiano - Coach

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Tommaso Dalledonne - Scout

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I love the sentimentality of the old Derby players showing up in these threads. Makes the save feel more real. Shame Baiano isn't a better coach though.

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Just now, Tajerio said:

I love the sentimentality of the old Derby players showing up in these threads. Makes the save feel more real. Shame Baiano isn't a better coach though.

I wanted Stefano Eranio, one of my all time favourite players (my Dad liked Eranio too), but he wasn’t in the database, sadly.

Baiano does have 19 determination and he speaks good English so he can help me understand the players and get my messages across.

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Posted (edited)

16 July 2025

SAMPDORIA - A FEW INTERESTING THINGS THIS SAVE

Club background

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General information

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Sampdoria were subject to a Takeover on 17 April of last year with current chairman Luciano Prete leading a consortium that bought the previous owners out.

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Last season's 14th place finish is the lowest Sampdoria have finished in Serie A on this save so far.

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Sampdoria's previous manager Fernando Santos wasn't sacked, he retired.

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Sampdoria's leading goalscorers haven't exactly been scoring goals for fun.

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Last season's appearances and goals for Sampdoria.

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Facilities

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16 July 2025

STUNIVERSE MAKES MBEMBA HIS FIRST SIGNING

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria manager Stuniverse has made 30 year-old DR Congolese international defender Chancel Mbemba his first signing for the Blucerchiati. Mbemba, who can play anywhere across the backline, was a mainstay of Celtic's defence for the two seasons Stuniverse spent as manager at Celtic Park.

Mbemba has signed a deal until the summer of 2028 and will count as a nonEU player.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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16 July 2025

TSG HOFFENHEIM APPOINT MANUEL BAUM

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17 July 2025

VLADIMIR PETKOVIC NAMED NEW NAPOLI MANAGER

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17 July 2025

SAMPDORIA SIGN SONCIN

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Napoli's 24 year-old goalkeeper, Matteo Soncin, has become Sampdoria manager Stuniverse's second signing in as many days. Soncin joins on a deal which is set to run until the summer of 2030.

New first-team coach Francesco Baiano answered questions at the Press Conference to introduce Soncin and Sampdoria's other signing Chancel Mbemba.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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Serie A - nonEU Rules

I’m still confused...
 

 

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17 July 2025

STUNIVERSE AT EINTRACHT-STADION FOR ITALY U19s

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria manager Stuniverse was spotted at Eintracht-Stadion as Italy U19s defeated Kosovo U19s 2-0 n the European Championships U19 Group game. Two Sampdoria players played from the start - Francesco Gagliardi and Alex Noselli. Italy have now won two out of two in the Group.

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Francesco Gagliardi

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Alex Noselli

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Posted (edited)

17 July 2025

SAMPDORIA TARGETING SHANKLAND

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria won't be too happy that their attempt to sign Celtic's 29 year-old striker Lawrence Shankland has leaked out in the Scottish press. When The Glasgow Football Latest asked the player about his future, Shankland remained very tight-lipped.

Shankland is a big admirer of Sampdoria manager Stuniverse having played for him previously at first Hibernian and then Celtic.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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20 July 2025

SALZBURG SIGN WIDMER

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria's right-back Silvan Widmer has joined Redbull Salzburg for £5.25M. Widmer was in the last year of his Sampdoria contract and manager Stuniverse decided to cash in on the 32 year-old.

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Sampdoria transfers. Note: current manager Stuniverse joined Sampdoria on 12 July 2020.

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Sampdoria finances

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Posted (edited)

Sunday 20th July 2025

Pre-match v Celtic (a) - Pre-season Friendly (1)

Match Preview

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The Bhoys: Thank you for your time, Stuniverse.

Stuniverse: You're welcome. Francesco Baiano [Coach] is speaking to the Italian media for me so I have time.

The Bhoys: Is it good to be back at Celtic Park?

Stuniverse: Yes. This is just like old times, talking to you. We left after the season, and after the players had gone on their summer break, so we didn't have a chance to say a proper goodbye to the players and the fans. I was keen to come back to Celtic Park as soon as possible to do that and I'm delighted Celtic and Sampdoria were able to arrange this friendly game so quickly.

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The Bhoys: What can we expect from your Sampdoria team today?

Stuniverse: I don't know [laughs] I honestly have no idea. We've had a good first week in training but things have been slow, due to the language barrier, but that's improved now we have Francesco Baiano in who speaks both Italian and English and Jari Litmanen [Assistant Manager] can speak Spanish which, as a romance language, is very similar to Italian.

Unlike Celtic who have already played three friendly games, this is our first run out so I'm sure we'll be a bit rusty by comparison and, as you know, I always like to give 22 players 45 minutes in their legs in the first friendly and I expect that's what we'll do today.

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The Bhoys: Having already stolen Chancel Mbemba from us, will you be stealing any more Celtic players? The Scottish press are full of stories about Shankland, although the Italian media seems quiet on that.

Stuniverse: To be honest, I'm surprised we got Chancel. Celtic are going to win everything in Scotland again this season or, if not, come very close and are also in the European Champions Cup whereas Sampdoria aren't in Europe and finished 14th last campaign. Besides, even if I wanted to, there's a strict nonEU player rule in Italy that makes it very difficult to sign and register nonEU players.

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The Bhoys: So why did you decide to leave Celtic then?

Stuniverse: Don't get me wrong, I loved my time managing in Scotland and particularly the two years I had here at Celtic Park. We won five out of six domestic trophies in two seasons and had a very good run in Europe during our first season.

I just felt that after two seasons of managing the best team in Scotland by a country mile, I was ready for a new challenge. Sampdoria offered me that challenge in Italy and, whilst it won't happen overnight, or even next season, I believe I can make Sampdoria a force in Italy again.

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The Bhoys: What was your proudest moment as Celtic manager?

Stuniverse: Wow! There's so many to choose from. Beating Rangers in every Old Firm derby except one. Winning the Premiership twice and breaking through the 100 points barrier last season. Winning the Betfred Cup twice. The great run in Europe we had that first season but, if pressed, I think I'd have to say beating Rangers 6-1 in last season's Betfred Cup Final. Having lost to Rangers in the Scottish Cup Final the previous season, it was an amazing feeling to get revenge in the Betfred Cup Final the following season... and in some style too.

I'd like to say a massive thank you to all the Celtic fans for getting behind us from day one. They were truly magnificent and we all appreciated that.

Sampdoria team news

Unavailable: Francesco Gagliardi (Italy U19), Alex Noselli (Italy U19), Vito Grandini (pulled ankle ligaments).

Doubtful: Simone Zaza (tight calf-90), Daniel Vispo (bruised knee-90), Lamine Diaby Fadiga (twisted knee-90).

The Bhoys: Good luck at Sampdoria, apart from today.

Stuniverse: [laughs] Thank you.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

20 July 2025

SAINT-ETIENNE HIRE KOLLER

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At one point, before taking the Sampdoria job, Stuniverse was the bookies favourite for the Saint-Etienne, Napoli and Lazio manager jobs, as well as the Sampdoria job.

Now that Saint-Etienne have appointed their new manager, all the teams Stuniverse was linked with have new managers in situ.

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Posted (edited)

20 July 2025

WHO IS TRIALIST 1?

Blucerchiati Messaggero:  The question most Sampdoria fans are asking today is: Who is Trialist 1 named on the bench for today's match at Celtic?

Sampdoria are keeping somewhat quiet on this one although, we understand, manager Stuniverse plans to give Trialist 1 a 45-minute run out in the second-half and, we believe, the player is former Genoa central midfielder Mattia Zaccagni.

Sampdoria have said we'll recognise him when we see him play and, during the pre-match warm-up, he certainly looks like 30 year-old Zaccagni, who made seven Serie A appearances for Genoa during the last two seasons.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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Posted (edited)

Sunday 20th July 2025

Celtic v Sampdoria - Pre-season Friendly (1)

Team Selection

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Highlights

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A first-half in which Celtic had the greater possession, but Sampdoria created more chances, ended goalless, with Celtic having their goalkeeper Robby McCrorie to thank that they weren't behind at the break.

HT: Celtic 0-0 Sampdoria

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Sampdoria made eleven changes during the break and changed to a 4-4-2 formation.

58 minutes.

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Sampdoria's right-back Ricardo Esgaio appeared to twist his ankle and was replaced by the only substitute Sampdoria had left, Andrea Chiodo, a natural right-winger.

62 minutes.

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Sampdoria took the lead when former Celtic player Chancel Mbemba brought the ball out from defence and into Celtic's half, sprayed a pass out wide to Andrea Chiodo, who beat his man easily, broke into the penalty area, and crossed for Stefano Pezzella to head home.

77 minutes.

Celtic should've equalised when Lawrence Shankland put Michael Ruth clean through but Matteo Soncin, in the Sampdoria goal, made an unbelievable save to deny him.

FT: Celtic 0-1 Sampdoria

The Bhoys: It pains me to say this but, congratulations on the win.

Stuniverse: Thank you.

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The Bhoys: If that's how your Sampdoria team play when the're rusty, look out Serie A when the rust wears off.

Stuniverse: I must admit, for our first pre-season friendly, I was very happy with our performance in both halves. All 23 players put in a decent shift and showed an understanding of how we want them to play. I don't think Celtic were at full-strength, with Karamoko Dembele and Stevie Mallan missing but, even so, I know Gaetan Bong has inherited a very good squad from me and it says a lot about my players that they were able to win away at Celtic Park.

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The Bhoys: After his performance today, I wish we still had Mbemba?

Stuniverse: Sampdoria finished 14th in Serie A last season and were somewhat, shall we say, goal shy. Although that's something I'm looking to improve, I know that we need to be really solid and difficult to score against this season to give us a foundation from which to build. In Chancel Mbemba, I know exactly what I'm going to get and he never let me down at Celtic. I'm delighted Chancel agreed to join us and we saw today exactly what he brings to a side.

Chancel reads the game well and defends with a calm assurity that spreads across the backline and the whole team. On top of that, his technical ability on the ball is right up there. Today, Chancel started the move that lead to the only goal, coolly intercepting the ball, bringing it out of defence, and releasing Andrea Chiodo down the right wing.

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The Bhoys: Your other new signing didn't do bad either.

Stuniverse: Yes, Matteo Soncin saved us a couple of times. First when Lawrence Shankland put Michael Ruth clean through for, what looked like a certain equaliser, the save from Matteo was world class. And then, later, when Grant Thomson broke through down our left flank, Matteo remained composed, stayed on his feet, made himself big, and collected the ball off Grant's boots, although Gaetan Bong will need to work with him on that because Grant loooked like he wasn't sure what to do.

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The Bhoys: Next stop China, I understand.

Stuniverse: Yes. The training camp was organised before I took the manager's job but I'm more than happy to go along with it. We play four Chinese Super League teams, which will test our squad, and it's a great opportunity for us all to bond and get to know each other better, and for us to get our messages across to the players.

The Bhoys: Good luck at Sampdoria.

Stuniverse: Thank you.

 


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20 July 2025

SAMPDORIA MISS OUT ON VESELY

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria have missed out on AC Milan's 20 year-old left-back Pavel Vesely who spent last season out on loan at Czech First Division side Slavia Prague. Sampdoria thought they'd done a deal to brig Vesely to Stadio Luigi Ferraris on loan but the player has opted to rejoin Slavia Prague on loan for another season.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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20 July 2025

LIVERPOOL SIGN MARSON

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Sampdoria's 27 year-old goalkeeper Leonardo Marson for a fee of £300K.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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21 July 2025

MEITE MOVES TO BASEL

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Swiss Super League FC Basel have completed the permanent signing of Sampdoria's 31 year-old midfielder Soualiho Meite for a fee of £6M.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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Transfers

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Finances

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21 July 2025

SAMPDORIA NAME TRAINING CAMP SQUAD

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria manager Stuniverse has confirmed the 30 players who will travel to China as part of the training camp squad.

Alex Noselli and Francesco Gagliardi won't be going to China as they are currently in Germany representing Italy in the European U19 Championships and Ricardo Esgaio will stay behind to receive treatment on his twisted ankle and work on his rehabilitation. 

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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22 July 2025

SALERNITANA SIGN LARUSSON

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Serie B side Salernitana have confirmed the signing of Sampdoria's 20 year-old right-winger Gunnar Larusson for a fee of £700K.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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22 July 2025

LINETTY WANTS TO LEAVE SAMPDORIA

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria's 30 year-old midfielder Karol Linetty has stunned the Blucerchiati by informing the club that he wants to leave the Stadio Luigi Ferraris to play European football.

As Linetty speaks English, manager Stuniverse attempted to resolve the situation, after club captain Gianluca Caprari had been unable to do so, but Linetty still wants to leave and we understand Linetty can leave if a bid o £33M is lodged.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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Karol Linetty suggested £27M.

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Stuniverse countered with £50M.

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Karol Linetty proposed with £31.5M.

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Stuniverse countered with £33M.

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22 July 2025

ADDONA JOINS CITTADELLA

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Serie B Cittadella have announced the permanent signing of Sampdoria's Raffaele Adonna for a fee of £500K.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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23 July 2025

GALLO COMPLETES SAMPDORIA MOVE

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria have announced the permanent signing of Lecce's 25 year-old left-back / utility player Antonino Gallo until the summer of 2030. Gallo had a £6.25M release clause in his Lecce contract which Sampdoria decided to activate.

Gallo is expected to join up with the Sampdoria first-team squad in China in the next couple of days.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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24 July 2025

STUNIVERSE SIGNS SHANKLAND A SECOND TIME

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria have confirmed the £2.7M permanent signing of Celtic's 29 year-old striker Lawrence Shankland on a three-year deal until the summer of 2028. Shankland counts as a nonEU player which, alongside Chancel Mbemba, Sampdoria's other nonEU player signing from Celtic, means Sampdoria will be unable to register any more nonEU players this season.

Shankland is a player Stuniverse knows well from his season at Hibernian. Stuniverse then signed Shankland for Celtic and has now signed the Scottish international for a second time.

Shankland will fly out to meet his new teammates on their Chinese Training Camp.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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Transfers

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Finances

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24 July 2025

PUGGIONI LEAVES PERUGIA FOR SAMPDORIA

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Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria have confirmed the permanent signing of Perugia's left-winger Matias Puggioni for a fee of £6.5M until the summer of 2029. Despite being only 19 years-old, Puggioni has already made 64 Serie A appearances.

Pugioni is due to fly out to China and meet up with the Sampdoria first-team squad on their Training Camp.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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Thursday 24th July 2025

Pre-match v Shandong Luneng Taishan (N) - Pre-season Friendly (2)

Match Preview

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Blucerchiati Messaggero: What are your plans for the four matches during your Training Camp?

Francesco Baiano (Coach): Four matches against Chinese Super League teams and that's going to test our players, including three who have joined us during this Training Camp. Performances are important but we're mainly focussing on fitness. For the first two matches we plan to give the players 90 minutes out of the 180 so they'll get an hour in one and half-an-hour in the other. For the third and fourth matches we'll look to give the players 90 minutes in one game or the other.

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Do you expect more signings joining you in China?

Francesco Baiano: Our Director of Football Carlo Osti, and manager Stuniverse, are working hard to that end but whether anything will get sorted before the Training Camp ends, I'm not sure. One is meant to be close, but I don't know how close... and, no, I'm not mentioning any names.

Unavailable: Ricardo Esgaio (twisted ankle), Francesco Gagliardi (Italy U19), Alex Noselli (Italy U19).

Doubtful: Simone Zaza (tight calf-90), Daniel Vispo (bruised knee-90), Vito Grandini (pulled ankle ligaments-45).

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

 

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Thursday 24th July 2025

Sampdoria v Shandong Luneng Taishan - Pre-season Friendly (2)

Team Selection

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Highlights

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14 minutes.

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Alessandro Cortinovis gave Sampdoria the lead with an outrageous volley from way out after Andrija Zivkovic's free-kick was punched out in his direction by the Shandong goalkeeper Xiang Zhenli.

18 minutes.

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Sampdoria's captain Gianluca Caprari doubled their lead, firing Jakub Jankto's low cross into the corner of the net. 

28 minutes.

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Gianluca Caprari scored his second goal, turning in Andrija Zivkovic's corner after Shandong's Castaignos completely missed his header.

HT: Sampdoria 3-0 Shandong Luneng Taishan

59 minutes.

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Sampdoria made 10 changes with everybody being substituted except for Gianluca Caprari .

69 minutes.

Sampdoria were awarded a penalty when Marco Novelli was tripped inside the penalty area by Ye Yuhao.

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Gianluca Caprari stepped up and confidently scored to complete his hat-trick.

FT: Sampdoria 4-0 Shandong Luneng Taishan

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Saturday 26th July 2025

Pre-match v Shanghai Greenland Shenhua (a) - Pre-season Friendly (3)

Match Preview

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Unavailable: Ricardo Esgaio (twisted ankle), Francesco Gagliardi (Italy U19), Alex Noselli (Italy U19).

Doubtful: Simone Zaza (tight calf-90), Daniel Vispo (bruised knee-90), Vito Grandini (pulled ankle ligaments-45).

Team Selection

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Highlights

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19 minutes.

Lawrence Shankland nearly gave Sampdoria the lead when his shot bounced back off the post, Giovanni Pagano slid in but his follow-up lacked power and the goalkeeper Guo Chenyi was able to prevent it crossing the line.

44 minutes.

Sampdoria hit the woodwork again when Jamie Yayie Mpie's header, from Giovanni Pagano's cross, shaved the top of the crossbar.

45+1 minutes.

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Shenhua took the lead with a ferocious shot from Kristian Dobrev that rattled the underside of the crossbar before going in.

HT: Shanghai Greenland Shenhua 1-0 Sampdoria

60 minutes.

Sampdoria make eleven changes.

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73 minutes.

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Jakub Jankto equalised for Sampdoria with a low shot from just outside the penalty area, after Matias Puggioni played the ball back to him.

FT: Shanghai Greenland Shenhua 1-1 Sampdoria

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26 July 2025

MURGIA JOINS SAMPDORIA

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria have announced the signing of Perugia's 28 year-old central midfielder Alessandro Murgia for £8M on a deal until the summer of 2029.

Murgia is expected to join up with his new teammates on the Training Camp in China shortly.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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27 July 2025

STUNIVERSE BUSY IN TRANSFER WNDOW

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Since taking up his post as Sampdoria manager on 12th July 2025, Stuniverse has been busy in the transfer window, bringing in six players and overseeing 17 players leave the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, six of them permanently.

Sampdoria now have a full 25-man senior squad whch, if anything, looks too many as this large a squad - 35 players in total - will surely set-back the development of the ten Under-22 players currently in the first-team squad.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

Transfers:

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Sampdoria's first-team squad:

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Finances:

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Monday 28th July 2025

Pre-match v Beijing Sinobo Guo'an (N) - Pre-season friendly (4)

Match Preview

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Unavailable: Ricardo Esgaio (twisted ankle), Francesco Gagliardi (holiday), Alex Noselli (holiday).

Doubtful: Simone Zaza (tight calf-90), Daniel Vispo (bruised knee-90), Vito Grandini (pulled ankle ligaments-45).

Team Selection

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Highlights

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28 minutes.

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Sampdoria's captain Gianluca Caprari loses his marker and fires home Andrija Zivkovic's corner.

38 minutes.

Chancel Mbemba thought he'd headed home Andrija Zivkovic's free-kick to double Sampdoria's lead, but the offside flag went up.

HT: Beijing Sinobo Guo'an 0-1 Sampdoria

60 minutes.

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Yia Yafei equalised for Beijing, heading in Lyu Yiteng's free-kick.

FT: Beijing Sinobo Guo'an 1-1 Sampdoria

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29 July 2025

SAMPDORIA REJECT BARRECA BID

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria have knocked back a £750K bid from Lecce for 30 year-old left-back Antonio Barreca.

[Translated into English by Football Translation Services]

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29 July 2025

ZACCAGNI FAILS TO EARN BLUCERCHIATI CONTRACT

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Former Genoa midfielder, Mattia Zaccagni, has left the Stadio Luigi Ferraris after three weeks on trial at Sampdoria. The 30 year-old came on as a second-half substitute during the 4-0 friendly victory over Shandong but, evidently, failed to impress manager Stuniverse enough to earn a contract.

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29 July 2025

ESPOSITO SIGNS FOR SAMPDORIA

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria have confirmed the signing of 24 year-old midfielder Salvatore Esposito from Minnesota for £3.7M on a deal until the summer of 2029.

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Sunday 31st July 2025

Pre-match v Hebai China Fortune (a) - Pre-season friendly (5)

Match Preview

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Unavailable: Ricardo Esgaio (twisted ankle), Alex Noselli (holiday).

Doubtful: Simone Zaza (tight calf-90), Daniel Vispo (bruised knee-90), Vito Grandini (pulled ankle ligaments-45).

Team Selection

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Highlights

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4 minutes.

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Sampdoria took the lead with a stunning individual goal from Massimo Bottaro, winning the ball off He Zixu in his own half, Bottaro charged forward, into HB Fortune's half, ran into the penalty area, before launching a missile across the goalkeeper and into the corner of the net.

28 minutes.

A Sampdoria attack breaks down and the ball is cleared to Li Mingxuan who runs into Sampdoria's half, goes down under a challenge from Andrea Cristana. The refreree instantly produces a red card, indicating an elbow was used.

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Sampdoria adjust, going three at the back.

44 minutes.

Sampdoria's goalkeeper Juan Musso preserved their slender one-goal lead with a brilliant double save at his near post.

HT: Hebai China Fortune 0-1 Sampdoria

60 minutes.

Sampdoria thought they'd gone 2-0 up when Massimo Bottaro finished off a wonderful passing move, only for the offside flag against Lawrence Shankland, in an advanced position, to rule it out.

84 minutes.

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Two substitutes combined to double Sampdoria's lead with Stefano Pezzella heading in Matias Puggioni's cross.

87 minutes.

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HB China Fortune pulled one back when Ramires headed Li Guoxing's cross past substitute goalkeeper Yann Sommer.

88 minutes.

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Sampdoria changed to VERY DEFENSIVE and saw the game out.

FT: Hebai China Fortune 1-2 Sampdoria

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That concludes the pre-season friendly matches on Sampdoria's Chinese Training Camp

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2 August 2025

CROTONE SIGN PRELEC

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Serie B Crotone have announced the permanent signing of Sampdoria's 24 year-old striker Nik Prelec for a fee of £1.6M (£2M).

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2 August 2025

SAMPDORIA SNAP-UP ACANFORA 'FOR THE FUTURE'

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria have snapped up former Lecco centre-back  Alberto Acanfora for the U18 squad. The free transfer of the 17 year-old was arranged by Sampdoria's Head of Youth Development Giovanni Invernizzi.

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Finances

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2 August 2025

SERIE A TITLE ODDS 2025/26

Blucerchiati Messaggero: According to Maxifoot, the bookmakers expect Sampdoria to improve on last season's 14th place with a 10th pace finish this campaign.

We’re predicted to finish two places above our rivals Genoa.

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Sunday 3rd August 2025

Pre-match v Modena (a) - Pre-season friendly (6)

Match Preview

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Unavailable: Ricardo Esgaio (twisted ankle).

Doubtful: Simone Zaza (tight calf-90), Vito Grandini (pulled ankle ligaments-45).

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Now that you're back in Italy, after your Training Camp in China, what are your plans for the friendly match at Serie C/B Modena?

Francesco Baiano (Coach): In China we focussed mainly on 22 players to build up their match fitness from 30 minutes, to 60 minutes, to 90 minutes. That meant that quite a few of the players on our training camp didn't get too much competitive playing time. Against Modena we plan to give playing time to the players who didn't play much in China, including Simone Zaza, who hasn't featured so far due to a tight calf, and Daniel Vispo who's fully recovered from a bruised knee.

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Blucerchiati Messaggero: How's Stuniverse getting on learning Italian?

Francesco Baiano (Coach): Stuniverse has picked up a few words, but I'm having to help him communicate his messages to the players. He's getting there, but it'll be some time yet until you get to speak to him instead of me.

 

 

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Sunday 3rd August 2025

Modena (Serie C/B) v Sampdoria (Serie A) - Pre-season Friendly (6)

Team Selection

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Highlights

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6 minutes.

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Sampdoria took the lead when Julian Chabot powered in a header from Antonio Barreca's corner.

HT: Modena 0-1 Sampdoria

48 minutes.

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Sampdoria doubled their lead with a counter-attack of surgical precision. Vito Grandini and Alex Noselli combined to work the ball out of defence and put Daniel Vispo away down the right wing, Vispo crossed the halfway line, released Stefano Pezzella, and Pezzella cut inside and fired a shot across the goalkeeper and in off the far post.

51 minutes.

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Sampdoria pushed Simone Zaza further forward and changed to a 4-4-2 WIDE system.

75 minutes.

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Two substitutes combined to extend Sampdoria's lead. Alessandro Murgia played the ball into the penalty area, it appeared to be overhit but Massimo Bottaro took advantage of hesitation by the Modena goalkeeper Berardi, after Ntube missed his interception, to get there first and tuck the ball away.

79 minutes.

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Modena pulled one back when Giovannini finishes off a lovely, flowing Modena attack.

85 minutes.

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After good work down the right by Daniel Vispo and Stefano Pezzella, want-away midfielder Karol Linetty restored Sampdoria's three-goal advantage with a stunning strike from distance. What a sublime volley, it was!

90 minutes.

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Andrea Chiodo stretches Sampdoria's lead further when Jamie Yayie Mpie's shot is pushed out wide by goalkeeper Berardi and Chiodo reacts first to send the rebound into a wide open net from a tight angle.

FT: Modena 1-5 Sampdoria

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4 August 2025

SAMPDORIA REJECT BID FOR SANTAPAOLO

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria have rejected a £4.1M bid from Napoli for 23 year-old centre-back Gonzalo Santapaolo.

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4 August 2025

HUTVAGNER RETURNS TO HUNGARY

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria's 25 year-old goalkeeper Gergely Hutvagner has returned to Hungary after signing for Ferencvaros for a fee of £300K. Hutvagner had been at Sampdoria since the 2016/17 season without ever making a league appearance for the club.

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4 August 2025

SAMPDORIA CAPTAIN ASSISTS MANAGER IN DISPUTE WITH SANTAPAOLO

Blucerchiati Messaggero: We understand that 23 year-old centre-back Gonzalo Santapaolo was unhappy at Napoli's £4.1M bid for his services being rejected. Sampdoria manager Stuniverse asked 31 year-old club captain Gianluca Capari to intervene and the captain was able to clear the air with Santapaolo.

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20 minutes ago, Stuniverse said:

4 August 2025

SAMPDORIA REJECT BID FOR SANTAPAOLO

Blucerchiati Messaggero: Sampdoria have rejected a £4.1M bid from Napoli for 23 year-old centre-back Gonzalo Santapaolo.

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