AC Milan Set to Sign Sampdoria Star Antonio Cassano

Talented and temperamental attacker on his way to the San Siro?

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Sampdoria attacker Antonio Cassano has revealed on Italian television that he has accepted Milan’s offer to join them next month and also held up a Rossoneri shirt to his chest.

Reports emerged earlier this month that the Italy international had piqued the interest in Milan in the aftermath of his contractual dispute with Sampdoria.

On Thursday evening after it was ruled that the 28-year-old’s contract with the Genoa-based club would not be rescinded, Sky Sport 24 reported that Cassano agreed a deal with the Diavoli that would run until until 2014.

Now Cassano himself has confirmed on the Italian television show Striscia La Notizia that a deal is in place.

He accepted the Milan shirt offered to him by reporter Mario Stafelli and admired the jersey before saying, “It’s not bad, is it? It suits me.”

He added, “Who would not accept an offer from Milan? They are one of the greatest teams in history. At Real Madrid it was a disaster, let’s see what happens in the next few days. There are still a few details to finalise.” (

This source believes the deal is done and dusted and if this is the case then Sampdoria may well regret their stance on the talented if temperamental attacker. Antonio Cassano had been embroiled in a bitter row with Samp President Riccardo Garrone that all began when the former Real Madrid man refused to attend an awards ceremony.

The 28 year old had been having a great spell at the Genoa club, first on loan and then over the course of the next two seasons the Italian international had become a crucial part of the club’s success and he had become a cult hero at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

AC Milan have done well to swoop for Cassano and the move will no doubt reinforce rumours that Ronaldinho may be on his way out of the San Siro side.

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