Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport has learned that Antonio Cassano is set to return to Sampdoria.
The 33-year-old has received quite a few offers since terminating his contract with Parma, but he rejected all of them due to the fact that he had set his sights on returning to Marassi.
The latest reports suggest that Cassano has agreed a one-year deal with the Blucerchiati with an option for a further year, and he will be earning less than €1 million per season.
Sampdoria will also have an option to cancel the agreement at any point in time in case the veteran forward exhibits unprofessional behaviour.
The contract will, however, not be sanctioned until the Blucerchiati take part in the Europa League qualifying rounds, as the club want to ensure Water Zenga’s charges qualify for the group stages.
During his first spell with Samdporia, Cassano scored 35 goals in 96 Serie A appearances, while he has since represented AC Milan, Inter Milan and Parma.