Sampdoria chief admits Real Madrid due Cassano sell-on fee

Sampdoria chief Beppe Marotta has dismissed talk of fresh interest from Real Madrid for their former striker Antonio Cassano.

Sampdoria chief Beppe Marotta has dismissed talk of fresh interest from Real Madrid for their former striker Antonio Cassano.

Marotta said: "He does not need to be sold, though I think his price has reached its apex. Antonio has an emotional attachment to Sampdoria, but only he will decide his future, I repeat: we do not need to send him away.

"Real? The boy is owned by us, perhaps at Real, with the new leadership, he has been forgotten.

"We'll just have to recognize that Real will be entitled to €5 million in case the value of the offer is greater than €10 million, that's all."

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