Antonio Cassano is not among the 23 players called up by Real Madrid manager Schuster for pre-season training, which will take place in Irdning (Austria). No official explanation has been given by the club, not even by captain Raul, who said: “You would have to ask the sporting directors about this. He did not show up for training today and that’s all we know, that he won’t travel with us.” After today, the player’s departure from the club seems closer than ever.