Bologna are considering a proposal for ex-Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze and former Chievo goalkeeper Lorenzo Squizzi.
The Rossoblu are still struggling financially after a chaotic year that saw numerous changes of ownership and a three-point penalty for irregularities.
According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, they intend to make a surprise swoop for free agent Heinze.
The 33-year-old Argentine centre-back is available after terminating his contract with Olympique Marseille.
Bologna are also interested in another free transfer, goalkeeper Squizzi, whose contract with Chievo expired this summer.
The 36-year-old spent the last six campaigns at Chievo and is now also tracked by Serie B outfit Torino.
Squizzi would again be a reserve, as Bologna signed Jean-Francois Gillet from Bari this week.