Cassano: I want to join Monaco or return to Sampdoria

The 32-year-old Itlay international has been a free agent since leaving Parma in January but is now targeting a recall to the national team for Euro 2016

Antonio Cassano says he would like to join Monaco or secure a return to former club Sampdoria.

The 32-year-old forward is a free agent after having his contract with Parma cancelled by mutual consent in January, after the cash-strapped club failed to pay his salary.

While previously have hinted that he could be set to retire, the former Roma and Real Madrid man is now planning a return to the game and has even targeted a place at Euro 2016.

“I’d love to go back to Sampdoria and aim for a role with Italy at the 2016 European Championship,” he told Rai Sport.

“Alternatively, I’d like to go and play for Monaco.”

Cassano spent three years with Sampdoria between 2007 and 2010 before a bust-up with the owner signalled his exit. He then had mixed spells with AC Milan and Inter prior to his 2013 arrival at Parma.

He hasn’t represented his country since last year’s World Cup, when the four-time world champions crashed out at the group stage in Brazil following defeats to Costa Rica and Uruguay.