The verdict on the Antonio Cassano legal battle is due on Thursday morning, according to the latest reports.
The tribunal has been examining the case this week, as Sampdoria requested his contract be terminated due to insubordination following a blazing row with President Riccardo Garrone.
Testimony was heard from both sides and the tribunal is taking time to reach a potential landmark decision.
It is reported by news agency ANSA that the verdict will be announced on Thursday morning.
If the contract is terminated, then Cassano will be effectively a free agent who can join another club in January.
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