Udinese have become the latest Serie A club to be linked with Sampdoria captain Angelo Palombo.
The latter is in talks with his present outfit about his future given that Doria are attempting to reduce his salary.
According to reports on Friday, Samp are trying to get the Italian international to spread his wages over a longer amount of time by offering an extension.
As part of the discussion, the Marassi outfit have told him that they would then be willing to loan him out to another Serie A team.
Udinese have surprisingly jumped to the front of the queue as they look to reinforce their squad ahead of a possible Champions League campaign.
Torino are also said to be interested in the former Fiorentina player who spent the last six months of 2011-12 on loan at Inter.