The Serie A side’s head coach has denied the Italian strikers could be on their way to the Luigi Ferraris ahead of 2015-16
Sampdoria coach Walter Zenga has insisted Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli will not be joining the club.
A return to Sampdoria has been touted for free agent Cassano, with president Massimo Ferrero confirming talks have taken place between both parties.
Liverpool outcast Balotelli has also emerged as a transfer target for Sampdoria, however, Zenga dismissed those rumours in an interview with Rai Radio 2.
“Cassano and Balotelli are players of extraordinary talent, but no, we won’t be signing them,” Zenga told reporters.
“Giampaolo Pazzini? Who wouldn’t like to train a player like that? But there are problems with such signings that fans are unaware of.
“We have already made three or four buys. There’s Edgar Barreto, Niklas Moisander, Federico Bonazzoli and Mattia Cassani. We got Cassani to plug the gap after Lorenzo De Silvestri’s injury.
“The club acted quickly in the transfer market and we are building a good squad. We’ll see what else happens, the market is open until the start of September.”