Spal have asked Sampdoria to take striker Federico Bonazzoli on loan with option to buy.
According to Sky Sport Italia, the Serie A newcomers made the proposal to reinforce their attack this season.
The 20-year-old centre-forward came up through the Inter youth academy and was sold to Sampdoria for €4.5m.
The Nerazzurri also retain a counter-option to buy Bonazzoli back for €9m in 2018 or a 40 per cent cut of a future transfer fee.
He had loan spells at Virtus Lanciano and Brescia, but Samp want to give him a chance in the top flight.
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