Monday December 20 2010
Sampdoria: Cassano sale close

Sampdoria have confirmed that they are close to reaching an agreement with Milan over the sale of Antonio Cassano.

Reports this afternoon claimed that a deal could be wrapped up at some stage tomorrow for the Bari-born enigma.

And now Doriano Tosi, the club's sporting director, has suggested that there are just a few details to iron out.

"We have been working on this deal for some time and we are very close to a conclusion," he stated.

"All you have to do is listen to the rumours that are being circulated."

It's understood that Sampdoria, who unsuccessfully tried to rescind Cassano's contract earlier this month, will allow the player to officially move for nothing.

However, Doria may have to pay just over €1.6m to Real Madrid in order to get rid of the Italian international.

Under the terms of the deal when they signed Cassano from the Spanish giants, they agreed to pay Real €5m should the player be sold.

As a result, whispers suggest that Doria, Cassano and Milan will all pay a third of that amount in order to satisfy the Liga giants.

Should Cassano put pen to paper on a Milan deal tomorrow, he will officially become a Rossonero in January once the transfer window has opened.

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