Prandelli keen to recall Cassano
Former Real Madrid star Cassano has missed Samp's last four games after a much-publicised row with club president
Prandelli said: "I do not condone what he did, he has made my job more difficult. But when he returns to playing - for Sampdoria or anyone else - I am ready to call on him again.
"It seemed that all the problems (between Cassano and Garrone) were solved, I do not know what happened. As I have said many times, he's a young man who needs help.
"I have the utmost respect for Sampdoria and the club's president and we didn't want to enter the controversy so I decided not to call him up. Cassano realised immediately he had caused problems for our project as I cannot have any continuity to my attack. We are hoping to review the project in the spring."
Cassano's absence could mean a start for Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. "Balotelli is doing well in