Antonio Cassano has been told that he won’t play for Roma unless he signs a new contract with the club.

According to reports in the Italian press, coach Luciano Spalletti is ready to recall the striker for their game against Siena, but officials at the club have told him not to play Cassano until he puts pen to paper on a new deal.

Cassano pulled out of contract talks several weeks ago and Roma have yet to come back with an improved offer.