Thursday December 16 2010
Report: Cassano to stay at Samp

The arbitration panel presiding over Antonio Cassano's contract dispute has apparently recommended he should stay at Sampdoria.

Sky Italia claims the Italy international will be reintegrated on January 1 and his wages will also be halved.

Cassano hasn't played since late October when Sampdoria President Riccardo Garrone froze him out of the first team after a heated argument.

A formal announcement has yet to be made, but it's believed that this is one of the verdicts the panel is seriously considering.

Cassano has previously intimated that he would do anything to stay at Sampdoria, even if it meant drinking the petrol that made Garrone his fortune.

The 28-year-old has been linked with Milan and Inter in recent weeks, but it appears that they won't be able to snap him up for free.

It remains to be seen whether Sampdoria would immediately place Cassano on the transfer list should the arbitration panel rule in favour of him staying at Marassi.