Cassano set to learn fate

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Sampdoria are set to discover on Monday whether they can terminate Antonio Cassano's contract.

Sampdoria to find out on Monday if striker's deal can be cancelled

Sampdoria are set to discover on Monday whether they can terminate Antonio Cassano's contract. The striker verbally abused club president Riccardo Garrone after he ignored a request to attend an awards ceremony and has since been dropped from Domenico Di Carlo's squad. The Serie A outfit have asked Italian League authorities for consent to annul the 28-year-old's current deal with immediate effect and a decision will be made after the weekend. "A conciliation was not achieved and an arbitrary decision is needed," said Paolo Giuggioli, president of the Arbitrary Panel. "We have listened to the testimonies and the instruction has ended. "On Monday at 1500 there will be a new hearing after which I will announce the verdict."

No Parma interest

Cassano is tied to Samp until 2013 but news that he could soon be available has alerted a number of clubs across the continent. Liverpool and Manchester City are reportedly keen to bring him to England, while Juventus and Roma have also been linked with January moves. Parma were also thought to be in the running but they have now played down talk of a possible swoop. Parma president Tommaso Ghirardi insists he is happy with his squad, saying: "Cassano is a great player and is liked by everyone. "He has a situation with Sampdoria, but I hope they can clear everything up soon. "We have had many particular players at Parma, but we are fine with what we have - a serious group."

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