Sampdoria president Ferrero dismisses American takeover claims
Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has dismissed claims of the club being up for sale.
La Repubblica says an American group are in talks with Ferrero over a €100m buy-out, with Gianluca Vialli said to be involved.
But the president said: “Sampdoria is not for sale, not for those figures.
“It's just people who want to gain attention.
“When you want to buy a team, you do it in silence. No speculation, just as I did when I bought Sampdoria and nobody knew until the announcement."