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Sampdoria president Garrone denies best players will sold

Sampdoria president Riccardo Garrone is adamant there won't be a players firesale after the departures to Juventus of general manager Beppe Marotta and coach Gigi del Neri.

There are now huge question marks over how Sampdoria will go forward without two such key figures, especially as reports suggest they want to bring Giampaolo Pazzini, Angelo Palombo or even Antonio Cassano to Turin as well.

Garrone said: "The most important players will not be sold and to suggest that is almost offensive towards the Garrone family.

"We are not a supermarket. These are all good, honest lads who are under contract. Nobody will turn their back on our club.

"As for completing the squad, for that we need to wait and see if we get through the Champions League preliminary round."

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