Sampdoria's search for a new goalkeeper may see them make a move for Alex Manninger of Juventus.
Doria sporting director Pasquale Sensibile has Samir Ujkani at the top of his wish-list, but newly promoted Novara are keen to keep him for the Serie A campaign ahead.
As a result, Sensibile is now pondering a move for Manninger given that he is likely to be the third choice in Turin behind Gigi Buffon and Marco Storari.
The Austrian, 34, has been at Juve since his 2008 switch from Siena. He's also played for Arsenal and Fiorentina in his career.
Sampdoria, who were relegated from the top flight last term, need a new No 1 after Gianluca Curci returned to Roma this summer.