Italian newspapers claim Antonio Cassano and Inter Coach Andrea Stramaccioni had to be physically separated after a blazing locker room row.
Both La Gazzetta dello Sport and La Repubblica maintain the pair got into such a heated slanging match that it degenerated into pushing and shoving before the other players intervened to pull them apart.
According to the reports, the row occurred after Friday’s training session and had started off as a relatively normal discussion.
It all degenerated in the locker room until teammates had to step in and stop them physically attacking each other.
La Gazzetta dello Sport suggests it was Dejan Stankovic and Team Manager Ivan Cordoba who were most actively involved in splitting the pair up.
Inter President Massimo Moratti is now due at the training ground to help calm the situation, but it’s possible Cassano will be dropped for tomorrow’s big game against Catania.