Di Canio said last week that he has not given transfers "a second thought" as he continues his over-riding mission to save keep Sunderland in the Premier League.
But ... rumours are already circulating suggesting the Mackem boss could go to the Italian league for new faces.
Paolo Di Canio: “I haven’t thought about transfers yet – absolutely nothing.
“Everything can change at the moment, you can feel safe and then – boom – you can be hit like a hammer.
“So we have to make sure that we are safe first -I can’t think about transfers until then.”
Nevertheless, Sunderland have been linked since Di Canio’s arrival with Lazio defender Modibo Diakite – though the player’s agent has confirmed there has been no official approach to date - and centre-half Valentin Roberge, who plays for Portuguese side Maritimo.
Both are out of contract in the summer, and would welcome a move to England.