The recently announced end of the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme has left Italy, Spain and France looking for new buyers for up to €64bn of bonds, Reuters reported.
Although the ECB announced the end of the Quantitative Easing (QE) last month, it said it would continue reinvesting the proceeds of bonds bought under the stimulus programme, but which were now maturing.
It added it would bring those bond holdings "into closer alignment" with each country's share in the central bank's capital in coming years.
To achieve its goal, the eurozone institution will have to reinvest proceeds from some of its maturing Italian, Spanish and French holdings into the government bonds of countries that were "under-bought".
The ECB explained last month that reinvestments would continue for an extended period of time past the date when it started raising interest rates, and that in any case they would last for as long as necessary to maintain favourable liquidity conditions.
The Quantitative Easing (QE) programme was launched in January 2015 and started buying bonds in the spring of the same year seeking to stave off weak demand and frozen inflation in the eurozone.