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Antonio Cassano pledges future to Sampdoria

August 16, 2010

Sampdoria talisman Antonio Cassano has pledged his future to the club on the eve of their Champions League adventure.

Antonio Cassano
GettyImagesAntonio Cassano has courted controversy for Sampdoria.

Reformed bad-boy Cassano will lead Samp into Europe when they face Werder Bremen in Germany on Wednesday in the first leg of their play-off.

The forward heads into the match surrounded by reports linking him with a move to Serie A champions Inter Milan as a replacement for the departed Mario Balotelli. Cassano, however, insists he is happy with Domenico Di Carlo's side.

In response to the rumours, Cassano told La Gazzetta dello Sport: ''Inter are not weakened, because they have so many champions. But Italian football will be missing an important player.

''For me, the chances (of joining Inter) are zero. If the president Riccardo Garrone believes differently, I don't know.

''I want to finish my career here. At Samp I'm fine, I feel like a king. The most important thing in life is happiness and here I have found it.''