Diego Milito's uncertain form won't get Rafael Benitez to play a dangerous game of sit and wait, and so the Inter coach has launched a plan to sign Rodrigo Palacio from Genoa.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports Benitez has asked the club for reinforcements in January as he is worried that goals have been in short supply so far.
Only Samuel Eto'o's good form has kept the team on a winning path.
The decision not to sign a top hitman - Dirk Kuyt was on the radar - during the summer transfer window has backfired.
Inter have not admitted that publicly, but fingers up front are already pointing to failure in front of goal.
Diego Milito has been a shadow of his former self, whereas Philippe Coutinho and Jonathan Biabiany are in unfamiliar territory, leaving just Eto'o as a main goal threat - not enough for a long and hard season.
Thus Palacio fits the bill. The former Boca Juniors man has caught the eye in Milan, and Inter are ready to bid up to €9 million for him.