Claudio Ranieri has yet to reach an agreement with Sampdoria over a new contract at the Marassi.
Il Secolo XIX reports Massimo Ferrero struggles to meet the former Roma coach’s demands, as Ranieri’s high salary could mean the two parties will part ways after the season.
Ranieri’s deal expires in June 2021 and the salary of €1.8m a season could prove an obstacle for the Blucerchiati patron.
Ferrero wants to spread the money over several years, but the Roman coach is not of the same opinion, according to the report.
The distant positions have meant that Sampdoria are at the end of 2020 without having reached an agreement with their coach.
Il Secolo XIX reports January could be the decisive month to try and find an agreement.