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By ESPN Staff

Vieri quits Sampdoria after only a month

ROME, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Italian striker Christian Vieri has quit Sampdoria just one month after signing for the Serie A club, the team said on Thursday.

The 33-year-old former Italian international transferred to Sampdoria in July from French league side Monaco, where he played just seven times before injury ended his hopes of playing for Italy at the 2006 World Cup.

The Genoa club said in a statement on its website the decision to part ways with Vieri came after a "serene" meeting between the player and Sampdoria's Chief Executive Giuseppe Marotta who agreed "the conditions no longer existed" to continue their relationship.

Vieri started his career with Prato in Italy's third division in 1989 and made his Serie A debut with Torino in 1991.

He had short stints with Atalanta and Juventus before joining Spanish side Atletico Madrid.

He returned to Italy at the start of the 1998-99 season to play for Lazio and a year later moved to Inter Milan for a then world-record $49 million.

Vieri spent six seasons at Inter, scoring 102 goals in 143 appearances, finishing leading scorer in Serie A in 2003 with 24 goals and establishing himself as Italy's best centre forward.