Sampdoria interested in kramaric
Sampdoria are interested in signing Leicester City striker Andrej Kramaric.

The 24-year-old was signed by Nigel Pearson last January from Croatian side HNK Rijeka for a then club-record transfer fee in excess of 9m.

However, he has struggled to make an impression on new manager Claudio Ranieri and with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez in superb form, Kramaric has been restricted to just two substitute appearances in the league for Leicester this season.

Now Sampdoria - currently 14th in Serie A - are ready to offer Kramaric a way out, with their president Massimo Ferrero confirming the forward is one of a number of players the club are interested in.

Speaking about Sampdoria's January transfer plans, Ferrero said: "I will not sell anyone, everybody will stay and I'll give another two or three gifts to (coach) Vincenzo Montella, as he deserves it. We have been following Kramaric for a year now. We could be interested in some Inter defenders."