Sampdoria's dispute with Antonio Cassano could not be resolved on Monday and there will have to be another hearing later in the week.
The club had expected to discover whether they could terminate the striker's contract following his fallout with president Riccardo Garrone.
Cassano has not been involved with Domenico Di Carlo's squad since verbally abusing Garrone after he ignored a request to attend an awards ceremony in late October.
Sampdoria asked Italian League authorities for consent to annul the 28-year-old's current deal with immediate effect and an arbitration hearing was scheduled for last Friday.
A verdict could not be reached and it has now been postponed for a second time following further testimonies on Monday.
"We couldn't decide today," said the lawyer in charge of the proceedings Paolo Giuggioli. "Today we heard what the defendants had to say.
"We'll have the sentence within a couple of days. We'll know everything by December 16."
Cassano is currently under contract with Sampdoria until 2013 but his time at the club would appear to be over regardless of the outcome of this week's hearing.
The likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Juventus and Roma have all been linked with moves for the Italy international in January.