Tuesday February 15 2011
Cassano still a weight watcher

The medical staff at MilanLab still feels that Antonio Cassano needs to lose more weight before he can reach peak physical condition.

The 28-year-old Italy international, who joined Milan from Sampdoria in December, arrived at the club's winter training camp in Dubai 4kg overweight.

La Gazzetta dello Sport understands Cassano has lost 2.5kg in the last month and is following a fitness programme tailor-made for his physical requirements.

Cassano is ineligible to face Tottenham in the Champions League this evening. He will watch the first leg from the stands at San Siro.

This morning he is expected to train by himself in an effort to lose the remaining 1.5kg that MilanLab believe represent his optimum weight.

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