Salernitana could be excluded from Serie A on December 31 and demoted to the amateur leagues if they fail to find a new owner, but how would that affect the season for the other clubs as well?
The situation has been in the balance ever since they secured automatic promotion from Serie B in May.
Owner Claudio Lotito is also the President of Lazio, and the Serie A rules bar two clubs from playing in the same division under the same patron.
Lotito knew he had to sell in order for Salernitana to play in the top flight for the first time in over 20 years.
When there was no deal by the time the campaign kicked off in August, he had to place the club into a blind trust, with those officials given the duty of running Salernitana and above all finding a buyer.
The deadline was pushed back repeatedly, but with 24 hours to go, news agency ANSA reports there are no offers prepared to meet the minimum requirements, including a deposit.
If the worst comes to the worst and Salernitana are excluded from Serie A, it would mean they were unable to play the second half of the season.
In order to preserve fairness, all the points from games in which Salernitana played would also be wiped out.
All their other matches were defeats.
As for Salernitana, this would be treated in a similar way to bankruptcy, forcing them to begin again from the amateur leagues.
With the League down to 19 teams, would three still be relegated and three promoted, or could this be an opportunity for the FIGC to enact desired reforms and reduce Serie A to 18 clubs?