Sampdoria Sporting Director Sergio Gasparin: We Will Not Sell Antonio Cassano

Sampdoria's sporting director says Cassano is staying with the club and the Europa League will put strain on the squad.
Sampdoria sporting director Sergio Gasparin has once again shot down speculation that star striker Antonio Cassano will leave the club in the near future.

"We want Cassano to stay with us, but for a couple months I don't want to talk about the market," he told Radio Kiss Kiss.

Meanwhile, the club's Europa League campaign is about to begin with a difficult trip to face PSV Eindhoven. However, Gasparin has concerns regarding the squad's ability to perform well in multiple competitions.

"The commitments in Europe have a lot of influence in Serie A. The distribution of our energy will be crucial," he continued.

"At least both Napoli and ourselves play tomorrow, so it will be an even game [on Sunday]. Playing every three days however, limits the performance of the team.

"[Giampaolo] Pazzini? He is recovering, we hope to have him back to his best condition and this is why he wasn't called for the clash in the Netherlands."

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