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Ranieri revamps Sampdoria

Claudio Ranieri is taking Sampdoria back to the Marco Giampaolo era with a 4-3-1-2 formation for his debut against Roma on Sunday.

Eusebio Di Francesco was fired after six defeats in the opening seven rounds, but was constantly tinkering with the formation, from his traditional 4-3-3 to 3-5-2.

According to the latest reports from the training ground, Ranieri is going back to former boss Giampaolo’s approach, including Gaston Ramirez as the trequartista behind the two strikers.

They are likely to be Fabio Quagliarella and either Emiliano Rigoni or Manolo Gabbiadini.

Another change Ranieri is planning is the return of Edgar Barreto to the midfield, despite playing only 45 minutes so far this season.

Karol Linetty and Gonzalo Maroni are still on the treatment table.

Sampdoria (4-3-1-2): Audero; Bereszynski, Ferrari, Murillo, Murru; Vieira, Ekdal, Jankto; Ramirez; Rigoni, Quagliarella

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Monchi: ‘Roma kicked me out’

Sevilla director of sport Monchi blames injuries for his failed spell at the Olimpico, but concedes Roma “kicked me out.”

He had spent most of his career at Sevilla before trying the experience in Italy from April 2017 to March 2019.

The Spaniard resigned after the club sacked Coach Eusebio Di Francesco, although he now admits that’s not quite what happened.

“When I returned from Roma, or to be more precise, when Roma kicked me out, I started to hear people say that the season was complicated due to many injuries, so I studied the figures,” Monchi told El Confidencial.

“Not being able to use players for 15 per cent of the season has a sporting and economic cost of around €20m, above all when it comes to affecting results.”

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Roma: Fonseca ban reduced

Paulo Fonseca’s touchline ban has been reduced to one game after the Roma boss had his appeal partially accepted.

Fonseca was initially suspended for two Serie A matches after he was adjudged to have insulted the referee during Roma’s controversial 1-1 draw with Cagliari before the international break.

However, it was announced on Thursday that he would only have to sit out the Giallorossi’s trip to Sampdoria on Sunday, although that could be called off due to adverse weather.

The Coach will therefore be free to sit in the dugout when his side host Milan next weekend.

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Chinese interest in Pastore

Roma are reportedly hoping that a club from China will come in for Javier Pastore during the January transfer window.

The 30-year-old Argentine joined from Paris Saint-Germain in July 2018 for €25m, but has made very little positive impact.

He made only 22 competitive appearances for the Giallorossi, scoring four goals and providing two assists.

According to Calciomercato.com, there is interest from China and Roma would be more than happy to sell up in January.

The Chinese Super League is the best bet, as it’s suggested Pastore and his entourage turned down Fluminense over the summer because he could not agree on a salary.

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Agent pushing Hysaj to Roma

“We still like Roma and it is in Napoli’s interests to negotiate a transfer in January,” said Elseid Hysaj’s agent, warning he’s approaching the end of his contract.

The Albania international full-back had already been close to a move over the summer and talk has sparked up again following Davide Zappacosta’s serious knee injury.

“There had been discussions in the summer with Roma, then we stopped when the season began, but we still like them as a destination,” agent Mario Giuffredi told Radio Marte.

“I think it is Napoli’s interests to negotiate a transfer in January, seeing as they risk losing him as a free agent in June 2021. They’d only have the summer left otherwise, and seeing as Napoli have been fundamental in Hysaj’s career, we want to avoid leaving for free.”

Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur had also shown interest in the 25-year-old.

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