Cassano delight at Sampdoria switch
Striker Antonio Cassano has spoken of his delight at signing for Sampdoria on loan after a difficult year-and-a-half at Real Madrid. 'I wanted at all costs to return to Italy and I have chosen Samp because they are a serious club,' he told a news conference in Genoa. 'At Real my short spell went wrong and 70 percent of it was my fault. Now however I arrive greatly stimulated. 'Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has told Italian media that Alvaro Recoba will not move to rivals Juventus despite his agent holding talks with the Turin club over dinner. 'I knew about this dinner the other night in Milan. Recoba has freedom to sign for whoever he wants, and therefore he will not go to Juve,' Moratti joked. Juve said on Friday no new signings were expected before the transfer window shuts on Aug. 31.