Cassano verdict held up by Marchetti hearing

The Italy forward has been suspended by Samp since late October for swearing at the club president Riccardo Garrone, who has gone to league arbitration to seek the resolution of Cassano's contract which would make him a free agent.

"The decision will come in a couple of days, definitely before Thursday," panel chairman Paolo Giuggioli told reporters having indicated on Friday a verdict would come on Monday.

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