Sampdoria chief Beppe Marotta has invited Inter Milan to make them an offer for Antonio Cassano. "Antonio is still with us and we are delighted," said Marotta.

"There's no official contact with Inter. Certainly, if Inter call us we will sit down and talk about it: it's a matter of respect.

"Inter can certainly put on the plate many top level players, who at Sampdoria could play an important role and do well."