Lazio are ratcheting up their efforts to sign Giuseppe Sculli from Genoa before the end of the transfer window.
Edy Reja is keen to bring in a versatile striker to take some of the load off Sergio Floccari and Tommaso Rocchi.
Lazio did business with Genoa at this stage last season, taking Floccari on loan until the end of the season.
Yesterday Genoa President Enrico Preziosi said: "He can leave but not on loan.
"It takes little time if you want to sign a player. You know everything about Sculli. There is nothing else to discover."