Conte excited over new arrivals

The 44-year-old has been impressed with his latest acquisitions and expects them all to have a big impact this season
Antonio Conte has revealed his excitement at seeing his trio of high-profile summer signings in action ahead of Juventus' Serie A curtain raiser against Sampdoria on Saturday.

The Bianconeri won the league title at a canter last season but have bolstered their ranks significantly with the acquisitions of Fernando Llorente, Carlos Tevez and Angelo Ogbonna.

The latter two of those three players were involved in last weekend's 4-0 Italian Super Cup win over Lazio and Conte says they have all adapted well to life at Juventus.

"I'm very happy with the three new signings, they've fit in well and will help us out a great deal," he told reporters at a press conference.

However, Juve's preparations for the defence of their league title have been hampered by an injury to midfielder Claudio Marchisio - who is set to miss over a month of action with a knee injury - and Conte was quick to emphasise his disappointment at the news.

"We'll definitely miss Marchisio, he's an important player. I hope everyone else will be available so I can have more options," he added.