Tuesday June 21 2011
Cagliari optimistic over Astori

Cagliari are confident that they will reach an agreement with Milan in order to keep Davide Astori.

The centre-back's future is in doubt, as both clubs co-own him and both want him at their disposal next term.

If no settlement can be reached over his contract, then there is a risk that his destiny could be decided by a blind auction.

"I'm convinced that we will be able to find an agreement with Milan," Cagliari chief Massimo Cellino noted.

"After all, I only have two friends in football and they are [Milan Vice-President Adriano] Galliani and [owner Silvio] Berlusconi."

Astori is a 24-year-old defender who is also being monitored by Italy boss Cesare Prandelli.

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