Parma president Tommaso Ghirardi has expressed interest in Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano.

Cassano's time at Sampdoria appears to be over after a colossal falling out with Riccardo Garrone, who has asked that his contract be rescinded.

"Cassano is a great player who everybody likes," Ghirardi said.

"This situation has been created at Samp, but I respect Garrone and I expect that everything will be clarified. Then we'll see.

"At Parma we have several special players. Right now we are happy with what we've got.

"We have a professional group of players with an example for everyone in Hernan Crespo."