Real set to unveil Cassano
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real Madrid are expected to announce the signing of Antonio Cassano on Tuesday.Real Madrid are expected to announce the signing of Roma star Antonio Cassano on Tuesday afternoon.
The Italian's arrival at Real has been delayed by a wrangle over money he claims he was owed by Roma.
However, that now appears to have been successfully resolved and he should complete his move once he undertakes a routine medical on Tuesday afternoon.
The 23-year-old is expected to put pen-to-paper on contract that runs until 2010 and that is worth around é¼4 million (£2.5 million) a season.
Real will pay a fee of é¼5 million (£3.3 million) to secure the forward's services, a figure that represents a huge loss for Roma who forked out some é¼30 million (£20 million) to sign him from Bari five seasons ago.
Internazionale and Juventus were also reported to be interested in the player, but Cassano made it clear to Roma's board that he wanted a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu.