Sampdoria are set to sign Antonio Cassano from Real Madrid on a free.

An agreement was faxed through between the clubs yesterday, but will include clauses: Real will be due £5 million if Samp sell the striker this year and £4 million if they sell him over the next three years.

A buyout clause of £15 million is also expected to be included in Cassano's Samp contract.

Beppe Bozzo, Cassano's agent, is now drawing up his client's deal, which will be for five years worth £2 million-a-season.