Wednesday May 29 2013
Astori: 'I'm likely to leave Cagliari'

Italy defender Davide Astori has confirmed “it is more likely I will leave Cagliari this summer.”

The player had been a transfer target in January for Southampton, Milan, Juventus, CSKA Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg.

“Last year I turned down a proposal from Russia because I considered Serie A to be more important, but I haven’t spoken to the club yet,” said Astori in a Press conference.

“I’ll confirm it is more likely I will leave Cagliari this summer. Regardless of whether I am still here or not, I would like Diego Lopez to be confirmed on the coaching staff.”

Among the candidates for Astori this summer are Napoli, Milan and Roma, particularly if he could reunite with his former Cagliari boss Massimiliano Allegri.

“Before knowing if I could have a future working relationship with Allegri, I’d need to know where he’ll be...

“Napoli are a great team and I think anyone would take into consideration a team that fought for the Scudetto.”

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