Cassano to stay at Sampdoria

The club is also close to making three new signings, Fernando Tissone from Udinese and Franco Semioli and Mario Alberto Santana from Fiorentina.

“I think that in the last few days the 99 per cent probability I had given of Cassano remaining has gone up to 100 per cent,” commented Garrone.

“He may be admired by many clubs, but nobody has officially placed a bid for him.”