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 it‚Äôs 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 ‚Äėindirect responsibility‚Äô clause.
‚ÄúIn theory Sampdoria could be promoted in Atalanta‚Äôs place, but we don‚Äôt want to kid ourselves,‚ÄĚ explained Samp Vice-President Edoardo Garrone.
‚ÄúWe are following the situation carefully and we can only hope. In any case, we‚Äôll continue along our plans to create the best team possible for Serie B this season.
‚ÄúIf something positive were to come of it, then there‚Äôs time to celebrate.‚ÄĚ