Milan say they can’t afford Cassano

There is another twist in the Antonio Cassano saga as Milan, who he was expected to join imminently, have now claimed that they may not be able to afford to sign him.
Cassano has not been made a free agent by the league’s arbitration panel, but Sampdoria are willing to sell him to Milan as soon as the January transfer window opens without a transfer fee.
However, the outcome of the court case now means that Real Madrid, Cassano’s former club, are due to receive €5 million. The clause was inserted by Real when they sold Cassano to Sampdoria, are they are entitled to the money if the 28-year-old joined another club before 2013, which he is about to do.
It will be Milan, and not Sampdoria, who are entitled to pay the fee to Real, which is the only stumbling block in Cassano’s switch to the Rossoneri.
Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani today warned: “We have to understand who will pay Real Madrid the millions they are asking because it will certainly not be Milan.”
However, Galliani insisted that was keen on striking a deal for Cassano: “He will replace Filippo Inzaghi, even though they have different characteristics. In any case, the deal is not done like many have been saying. We have to see what Samp are asking and the agreement with the player.”
It seems for the moment that the 28-year-old striker will only move to the San Siro if Real are willing to waive their rights to the €5 million they are due, or if Sampdoria agree to help Milan make the payment. Welcome Bonus Offer Betway

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