Sampdoria chief Beppe Marotta is hopeful Antonio Cassano will remain with the club next season.

He said: "Giampaolo Pazzini has always had great quality, only had to hear again the esteem and confidence people have in him. Here he is and the goals are coming, I'm not surprised.

"I've already said many fine words about Cassano, he is now under the eyes of all. Is this the attacking pair of next season? The conditions look good, because this is the solution we want."