Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has urged Sampdoria outcast Antonio Cassano not to waste his talent. Cassano is now at a crossroads given that Sampdoria have started proceedings to get his contract terminated after a bust-up with owner Riccardo Garrone.

"My advice to Cassano is the same as always," said Zola. "If he manages his personality in the right way then, with his ability, he can become the best out there.

"It all depends on Cassano now," Zola added. "Antonio, more than anybody, has the good fortune that he can decide his own destiny."