If Napoli sign Carlos Bacca from Milan, they might change system and go for Empoli star Riccardo Saponara too.
The Partenopei are forced to change their plans after Juventus agreed to pay the €94.7m release clause for Gonzalo Higuain.
Right now the favourite to replace Pipita upfront is Milan striker Bacca, who will cost €30m payable over a three-year period.
However, he has different characteristics to Higuain and could prompt a change of system.
It’s a return to the past for Coach Maurizio Sarri, who used a trequartista in his 4-3-1-2 at Empoli.
Saponara was the key figure in that hole behind the forwards and Sky Sport Italia note he could be reunited with Sarri at the Stadio San Paolo.
The switch from 4-3-3 would also require some adjustments for Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon.