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Palombo will stay with relegated Sampdoria

Sampdoria captain Angelo Palombo intends to stay with the relegated club.

Palombo says he is ready to turn down top-flight football in order to remain with relegated Sampdoria.

"I have had offers from other clubs, but I'm not even thinking about them," the captain stated. "My desire is to stay here."

Samp made it clear in recent weeks that they would not keep the player against his will at Marassi and the two parties have now finally held initial talks.

"I wanted to meet the new Coach and put myself at his disposal," Palombo said after speaking with tactician Gianluca Atzori.

"I too wanted to see into his eyes. The important thing is to be convinced about playing on here and I think we can have a great season."

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