Manolo Gabbiadini is wanted by Sampdoria, but Betis remain strong contenders for the Southampton forward.
While Milan, Fiorentina and Bologna had been interested, they seem to have fallen by the wayside.
Samp had become the hot favourites, according to Sky Sport Italia, on loan with obligation to buy for €12m.
However, Calciomercato.com claim Spanish side Real Betis are stepping up their pursuit of the 27-year-old.
They have a good chance of making it work, because Sampdoria need to sell one of their strikers before committing to Gabbiadini.
Gregoire Defrel, Gianluca Caprari and Dawid Kownacki are options to make way for the Italy international.