Under-pressure Sampdoria coach Ciro Ferrara has said he will not resign despite seeing his team slump to a seventh consecutive defeat.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert faces competition if he decides to pursue his reported interest in Slovenia international Robert Beric.
Roma boss Zdenek Zeman has hit back at his Sampdoria counterpart Ciro Ferrara after the two became embroiled in a row over Zeman's comments about Juventus.
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.