Antonio Cassano is free agent after Parma contract cancelled

Antonio Cassano
Antonio Cassano has won 39 caps for Italy, scoring 10 times

Italy striker Antonio Cassano has become a free agent after his contract with Parma was cancelled by mutual consent.

The 32-year-old has made 20 appearances for the Serie A strugglers this season, scoring five goals.

The former AC Milan and Roma forward, who joined Parma in 2013, was a second-half substitute in Sunday's 2-1 defeat to 19th-placed Cesena.

Parma are bottom of the table, 10 points from safety.

"Parma have today reached a mutual agreement with Antonio Cassano to cancel his playing contract," said a statement on Parma's website.external-link

Cassano, who has 32 caps and also counts Real Madrid and Inter Milan among his former clubs, made his World Cup debut when he came on for Italy in the 1-0 defeat by Costa Rica in Brazil in the summer.

He had not been picked by his country since Euro 2012 but lost 10kg by eating less focaccia to earn a recall.