Prandelli: Mutu is better than Cassano

Reports claimed that the Viola were interested in making a move for Cassano last season, but the former Real Madrid man instead joined Sampdoria.

“We are not interested in Cassano,” insisted Prandelli. “I would’ve liked to take him when he needed to recuperate his physical and psychological form, but now he is fully recovered.

“Besides, I prefer Mutu. Cassano is certainly a great player, the best at Sampdoria, and we will try to do everything we can to keep him quiet.

“As for the rest, [transfer guru Pantaleo] Corvino knows what to do in order to have an even more competitive Fiorentina side.”