Sampdoria chief Beppe Marotta has confirmed they're set to offer on-loan Real Madrid striker Antonio Cassano the chance to stay in Genoa.

"Our gamble on him has paid off," Marotta beamed. "He is very young and he will be able to earn huge sums for a long time yet, so we are in a position to offer him an extension.

"Antonio has already indicated that he is willing to accept a pay cut and everything looks possible."