Sampdoria and Chievo are battling it out on the transfer market for AZ Alkmaar and Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero.
The reports on Saturday suggested Romero had practically agreed a transfer to Serie B side Sampdoria.
However, according to Sky Sport Italia, Chievo have joined the race and could well pip them to the post.
The Flying Donkeys would be able to provide a Serie A platform, something the recently-relegated Blucerchiati could not.
In turn, Chievo need a new goalkeeper because Stefano Sorrentino has been in talks with Palermo for several weeks.
Still only 24, Romero is first choice in the Argentina goal and it would be a big step down to play in Serie B.