Sampdoria president Riccardo Garrone has underlined his will to continue in the battle against Antonio Cassano.
Italy striker Cassano, 28, is set to have his Samp contract terminated by the club after insulting Garrone following a row about attending an awards ceremony.
The controversial forward has since apologised for his outburst but the club have decided to cut all ties with the Italy international and have asked authorities for consent to annul his contract with immediate effect.
Garrone said: "We want to go forward in this situation.
"We have asked the contract resolution for a right cause.
"But I hope this thing will be closed also from a mass media point of view, also because Cassano is suffering and I hope he can find a team suited to his talent."
Manchester City and Fiorentina are thought to be tracking the former Roma, Bari and Real Madrid star.