Sampdoria have expressed an interest in signing Real Madrid attacker Antonio Cassano.
The Italy international has struggled to make an impact at Real and has been touted for a return to Serie A.
Cassano has also been linked with a move to Premier League duo Bolton Wanderers and Manchester City, but Sampdoria have now confirmed a desire to strike a deal.
"He is one of the players with the best talent in Italian football," Sampdoria sporting director Beppe Marotta told RAI.
A man now
"It is obvious that Sampdoria is interested in him."
The former Roma starlet has encountered problems with his attitude in the past, but Marotta feels these issues have now been overcome.
Marotta added: "Cassano is a man now.
"He knows that a move to Sampdoria can be important for his career.
"He knows well not to repeat the attitudes that have penalised him in the last few years."