Cassano does not want to leave Sampdoria

The highly-rated forward has been linked with a move away from the club.

“I don’t imagine that he will be transferred. He has a €20 million contract clause, and the future is in his hands,” declared Marotta to TMW.

“We have been accustomed to great moments from him, and when he plays ‘normally’, he is seen as being ‘out of form’.

“Cassano is not going through a good phase at the moment, but he is still able to produce a world-class play every now and then.

“He has always been open with us, and wants to stay here at Sampdoria.

“Should he change his mind, we will discuss his options, but from what I can gather, this is not his approach.”