Sampdoria are reportedly preparing to make a move for Napoli forward Fernando Llorente in January.
Il Secolo XIX claims the Blucerchiati, who signed veteran Antonio Candreva on loan from Inter over the summer, have targeted the Spanish centre-forward this winter.
The newspaper claims Claudio Ranieri has asked President Massimo Ferrero to get him a new striker and the patron is ready to make a move for Llorente.
The 35-year-old has not played in Serie A for the Partenopei this term and his contract expires in June 2021.
Several clubs have been linked with the former Juventus forward, starting with Benevento in Serie A.
The report claims Spanish duo Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao are interested too and the main obstacle for the Blucerchiati could be the €2.5m-a-season salary he earns at the Azzurri.