Official: Samp takeover bid over


York Capital, Gianluca Vialli, Alex Knaster and Jamie Dinan have officially withdrawn their offer to buy Sampdoria from Massimo Ferrero and denied Genoa interest.

The American group of investors, calling themselves CalcioInvest LLC, had been in talks for several weeks to purchase Sampdoria.

However, Ferrero pushed the price-tag up, rejected their proposals, and this evening a formal statement from the group confirmed they had withdrawn their offer “after long and extenuating negotiations.”

During the same statement, CalcioInvest LLC also assured their only focus had been on purchasing Sampdoria, so they are “at the moment” not considering any other investment.

There had been reports Genoa, Sampdoria’s neighbours who are also up for sale, were in their sights too.

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