Chelsea have been named European Club of the Year in the European Club Association's annual awards.
Sampdoria have completed the signing of winger Simon Poulsen on a three-year deal.
Malaga fans celebrating Wednesday's emotional 2-0 Champions League play-off win over Panathinaikos were brought down to earth less than 24 hours later when midfielder Enzo Maresca said he could be the next player to leave the financially troubled club.
Juventus head coach Antonio Conte will face the Italian Football Association disciplinary committee for witholding information from prosecutors over sporting malpractice.
Sampdoria have signed Argentine striker Maxi Lopez on a season-long loan deal from Catania.
Sampdoria have denied claims that they are interested in bringing Davide Santon to the club from Newcastle.
Italy Football Federation president Giancarlo Abete has revealed Sampdoria are to appoint Italy Under-21 boss Ciro Ferrara.
Sampdoria have confirmed the appointment of former Juventus manager Ciro Ferrara as their new coach, replacing Giuseppe Iachini.
Former Liverpool and Valencia boss Rafa Benitez has revealed that he declined an offer to manage newly promoted Serie A side Sampdoria because his "priority" is to find a job in England.
Reports that Rafael Benitez could take charge of newly promoted Serie A side Sampdoria persist despite his agent's denial.