Liverpool Face Fight With Ex-Manager Rafa Benitez For Serie A Signing

Will Antonio Cassano find himself at Anfield or the San Siro in January?

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According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Antonio Cassano will discover the results of his contract dispute with Sampdoria chairman Riccardo Garrone on December 16th – meaning he could be a free agent in the January transfer window.

The Genoa team’s chairman became exceptionally angry with Cassano after he failed to attend an awards ceremony – electing to stay home with his wife – and has attempted to cancel the player’s contract.

The tribunal to determine the fate of the Italian forward will be this Friday, but no decision is expected to be announced until December 16th.

Should Cassano become a free agent as is expected, he will have no shortage of suitors.

Inter Milan are believed to be the favourites to sign the talented Italy international, but Liverpool are also competing with their former boss Rafa Benitez, and a complete change of scenery in England could provide the talented Cassano the chance to make a fresh start.

He could also provide Liverpool with both goals and creativity, and has found fine form attacking from the left of a front three – which would suit Liverpool nicely if Roy Hodgson elected to try out this formation.

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