Sampdoria are eyeing immediate promotion over Italy's betting scandal.
Yesterday 18 clubs and 26 individuals were told they have a case to answer after itâs alleged that an illegal betting ring tried to influence the outcome of certain games on the peninsula for financial gain.
Atalanta risk a points penalty or even demotion from Serie A due to the âindirect responsibilityâ clause.
âIn theory Sampdoria could be promoted in Atalantaâs place, but we donât want to kid ourselves,â explained Samp Vice-President Edoardo Garrone.
âWe are following the situation carefully and we can only hope. In any case, weâll continue along our plans to create the best team possible for Serie B this season.
âIf something positive were to come of it, then thereâs time to celebrate.â