Palermo have confirmed that they will make a fresh January bid for an unnamed player they missed out on in the summer.
"There was a Mr X that we were not able to sign," Rosanero sporting director Sean Sogliano told the Corriere del Mezzogiorno.
"I won't tell you who it was, but we will try again for him once the transfer window opens again in the New Year.
"For now though we're all just concentrating on the Serie A game against Inter on Sunday. The adrenalin is pumping!"
Whispers suggest that the Rosanero's mystery Mr X is either Juventus striker Amauri or Cesena midfielder Marco Parolo.