With Antonio Di Natale set to retire in the summer, Udinese have ear-marked Fabio Borini as his replacement.
The veteran striker revealed on Monday that he will leave the game at the end of the season, and Gazzetta dello Sport believe that the current Sunderland forward is being targeted as the man to come in.
The Italy U21 international has underwhelmed at three separate English clubs, but enjoyed a productive spell at Roma in 2011-12.
Parent club Liverpool could be willing to part with Borini, thanks to the goalscoring exploits of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
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