It is not the first time that the Giants have turned down a front-runner for the top spot.
In 2014, they opted to keep the likes of Andrea Pirlo and Andrea Martini in the team rather than sign any of the four big names from the top of the table.
With the likes a Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Pizzi and Andrea Barzagli the biggest names in the squad, the Giants are looking to add to their firepower by signing another high-profile talent.
In the current climate of the game, a player like Kawasaki’s Keiji Kawahara might be seen as a better option than others at the top.
That is exactly why the Giants would not want to sign the 25-year-old in the future, as he is not likely to get a contract extension.
The Bianconeri are reportedly keen to bring in a more versatile striker, and with the club currently lacking a striker of quality in the current squad, Kawasaki is the best option.