Stefano Pioli is stalling Sampdoria because he is in the frame for Milan, claim Sky Sport Italia, as Marco Giampaolo is not yet safe.
The Blucerchiati are looking to replace Eusebio Di Francesco, who has lost six of the opening seven Serie A games, and Pioli is their first choice ahead of Claudio Ranieri and Beppe Iachini.
However, Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio claims this afternoon that Pioli is hesitating because he has other offers potentially on the table.
Those include Genoa, who are ready to dismiss Aurelio Andreazzoli, and even Milan.
Although the Rossoneri beat Genoa 2-1 last night, it still wasn’t anywhere near a convincing performance and might not be enough to save Giampaolo from the axe.
It would be a return to San Siro for Pioli, who was briefly on the bench of their rivals Inter.
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/