Sampdoria are reportedly targeting Alexandre Pato or Samuel Eto’o for this season.
New President Massimo Ferrero is eager to give the fans a ‘gift’ to boost enthusiasm at Marassi.
According to Sky Sport Italia, the main target is Pato, who is currently at Sao Paulo on loan from Corinthians.
The price-tag of €15m with wages worth €3m per season are somewhat steep for the Blucerchiati, though.
“Pato? I don’t know what that is...” shrugged Ferrero to reporters when asked about the rumours.
Now Calcissimo suggests a more plausible option is Eto’o, as he is currently a free agent.
Also of interest to Roma, Fiorentina, QPR and Tottenham, the former Inter star would be guaranteed more playing time with Sampdoria.
The Cameroon legend can sell numerous shirts to help pay for his wages.
The 34-year-old proved he’s still in great shape, scoring 12 goals in 35 appearances for Chelsea last season.