Napoli will reportedly use the January transfer window to get rid of Eduardo Vargas and bring in a more powerful centre-forward.
The 22-year-old Chilean moved to the Stadio San Paolo in January 2012 for a fee of over €10m, but he has failed to settle.
In 15 Serie A games for the club, the pint-sized attacker has failed to ripple the net.
According to whispers on Tuesday, Vargas will be released in the New Year – on loan or sold outright – to make room for a new striker.
Boss Walter Mazzarri reportedly wants a more robust forward who could be used when Edinson Cavani is unavailable.
Napoli are thus being linked with Lazio’s Sergio Floccari and Rolando Bianchi of Torino. Bologna’s Robert Acquafresca and Lazio’s Libor Kozak are also possible targets.