Parma star Antonio Cassano revealed he “really wanted to go to Sampdoria, but it’s not going to happen.”
FantAntonio had been heavily linked with a January switch to his former club, particularly as his wife is from Genoa and wanted to go home.
“I really wanted to go to Genoa, but I am also happy here, so it’s not going to happen,” Cassano told TV show Striscia La Notizia.
Cassano left Sampdoria in January 2011 following a blazing row with President Riccardo Garrone, although the two made up before the patron’s death.
He was also asked to send a video message to Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli ahead of the World Cup.
“Remember Cassano still exists!”