Inter Milan and Napoli are reported to be interested in taking the 28-year-old on loan, but it's Sampdoria who appear to be the frontrunners in the race, with the Genoan club more likely to part with cash for the player.
The Sampdoria fan wrote; “Osvaldo is a dream. If it came true, I’d order a marble statue of Ferrero for my garden,”
To which Ferrero replied; “Start looking for a sculptor.”
It remains unclear whether or not this is a real signal of Sampdoria's interest in the player, but it has certainly done enough to excite supporters who would welcome the arrival of Osvaldo at Sadio Luigis Ferarris.
Osvaldo spent the second half of last season on-loan at Juventus, after being exiled from Southampton following a training ground bust-up which ended with the striker head-butting team-mate Jose Fonte and breaking the defender's nose.
The 28-year-old failed to make much of an impact at the Italian champions, scoring just once in 11 games for the club.
Osvaldo's failure to return to St Mary's for pre-season training has left the club with little choice but to put their record signing up for sale, and with the obvious behavioural problems that come attached to the striker, the Saints could struggle to recoup the money they spent on the Italian last summer.