Sampdoria star ready to move to Anfield.
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Troubled Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano has rejected the chance to move to Cagliari on a free transfer, opening the door for Liverpool to make a move.
Cagliari president Massimo Cellino says that his club will not be able to make a move for the temperamental Antonio Cassano, as the Italian international will only move to one of the biggest clubs in Europe.
Sampdoria have applied to the league arbitration panel to have the 28 year-old Cassano’s contract ripped up after he had a huge falling out with the club chairman Riccardo Garrone.
The 28-year-old Italy international has been frozen out at Marassi after falling out with Riccardo Garrone who has started proceedings to get his contract rescinded.
Speaking after last night’s 3-0 defeat to Bologna in the Coppa Italia, Cellino said: “There is nothing in it at all.”
Giuseppe Bozzo, Cassano’s agent, concurred. He labelled the possibility of a Cagliari transfer as “rubbish,” indicating that the player hoped to move to a club competing in Europe.
Although NESV have a transfer policy that aims to recruit young players, the potential free signing of a talented 28 year-old – though admittedly with a volatile personality – would be foolhardy to pass up.
The Italian, who is capable of playing as a deep lying forward, or as a wide man cutting inside towards goal, is capable of the spectacular. He could be an ideal foil for Fernando Torres for a Reds side struggling for flair and creativity.
It would be quite a test of Roy Hodgson’s man management skills though…
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