There are reports of a shocking exchange in the works at Milan – could Antonio Cassano join Inter in exchange for Giampaolo Pazzini?
The pair used to play together at Sampdoria and moved to opposite sides of San Siro in January 2011.
Pazzini is an outcast at Inter and has not been included in their Europa League squad, as he is not part of Coach Andrea Stramaccioni’s plans.
On the other hand, Cassano is increasingly frustrated at the lack of ambition shown by Milan after the sales of Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
According to this morning’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, the two situations could come to a head with a sensational swap deal.
Cassano has never disguised the fact he supported Inter as a child and had been close to joining Massimo Moratti’s club before.
It’s claimed in the Corriere dello Sport that FantAntonio will be dropped from the starting XI in tomorrow night’s Trofeo Berlusconi against Juventus, left out in favour of Kevin-Prince Boateng, Robinho and Alexandre Pato.
Curiously, if this deal does not materialise then both Inter and Milan are looking at the same target – Roma flop Marco Borriello.