Manchester City striker Bernardo Corradi is being linked with a return to Italy after enduring a dismal season at Eastlands.
The 31-year-old found the net only three times in 29 appearances for Stuart Pearce's shot-shy side last term as they flirted with relegation to the Championship before eventually finishing 14th.
The former Parma star's agent, Moreno Roggi, told Channel 4's Football Italia website: "I'm 90 per cent certain that Corradi will return to Serie A.
"He would be of real use to sides like Sampdoria, Parma and Torino - teams who all need a target man.
"Nothing has happened yet surrounding his future, but some interesting situations may arise between now and August 31.
"I think a Lazio return would be improbable and there has never been anything with Roma at all."
Meanwhile, prospective City owner Thaksin Shinawatra has been ordered to return to Thailand or face arrest after being charged with concealing assets.
The former Thai prime minister, who is currently living in London, has been targeted by several investigations into alleged corruption and abuse of power.