Napoli are taking no risks with Lorenzo Insigne or Arek Milik, so Fernando Llorente could debut against Sampdoria.
Both Insigne and Milik are struggling with muscular issues that ruled them out of international duty.
With the Champions League showdown against Liverpool coming up, La Gazzetta dello Sport claim Carlo Ancelotti is taking it easy with his two strikers.
The plan is therefore to rest them for next weekend’s Serie A encounter with Sampdoria.
It means Llorente could get his debut from the start, either with Dries Mertens or as a lone centre-forward, after arriving as a free agent on transfer deadline day.
There are growing concerns over Milik, with reports it’s not entirely clear how long his muscular issue will take to fully heal.