Friday January 16 2015
Cassano: ‘I’m not going to Genoa’

Antonio Cassano denies links with Genoa, saying that he ‘loves Sampdoria’ and would like to rejoin them, but for now focus is on ‘saving Parma’.

The former Italian international has been repeatedly rumoured to be on his way out from the Ducali, with links to teams like Torino and, most recently, Genoa.

However, the player dismissed all of these rumours today while being awarded with the satirical ‘Tapiro d'Oro’ prize by TV broadcast Striscia la Notizia.

“Every time the transfer window opens, people say that I offered myself to Genoa,” the No 99 explained.

“But that's not true. I'm in love with Sampdoria and I'd like to go back there, but now I'm happily at Parma and I'll do the impossible to help save them.”

Cassano also spoke about the exchange he had with Coach Roberto Donadoni in the Coppa Italia game against Cagliari, when the two appeared to be having a row.

“They had just equalised and I wanted to play, so I told him: ‘I’m having fun for once, so let me play!’”

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