SPAL are in talks over a swap deal, which would see them sign Francesco Caputo and Empoli take players in exchange.
Gianluca Di Marzio’s website reports negotiations began on Wednesday evening.
The transfer expert writes Empoli value Caputo at €10m but that SPAL are confident of reducing that price by offering players in the opposite direction.
The 31-year-old would be replaced by Mirco Antenucci, who scored just five goals last season and turns 35 in September.
Possibly joining the former Leeds United attacker is Alfred Gomis, the goalkeeper having lost his place as the Biancazzurri’s No 1 to Emiliano Viviano.
Caputo impressed in his debut Serie A campaign, scoring 16 times for the relegated Tuscans.