Controcampo says if Juve received an acceptable offer from Barcelona for David Trezeguet, they will immediately reinvest the money in a bid for Cassano.

For their part, Samp insist Cassano is not for sale, with GM Beppe Marotta declaring: "Antonio will remain in Genoa for the entire season. Interest from Juve, Inter or Milan? By playing for Italy, obviously interest from the big clubs will arrive, the talent has never been in question.

"But we will not consider offers for this year, he will not move from here."