Cassano has starred while on loan at Sampdoria from Real Madrid this season but has often found himself in the headlines for the wrong reasons - most notably when he threw his shirt at a referee after being sent off against Torino.
The 25-year-old played at Euro 2004 but did not make it to the 2006 World Cup after being left out by then coach Marcello Lippi.
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