Alessio Cerci will reportedly be told to find a new club at the end of the season by struggling Serie A outfit Fiorentina.
The 24-year-old was close to an exit before the start of this season when Manchester City made an offer for his services.
The Viola, however, decided to keep the former Roma player after an impressive 2010-11 campaign at the Stadio Franchi.
Nevertheless, the relationship between the attacker and the fans has been strained and things deteriorated further on Saturday.
The former Italian Under-21 international was dismissed in the game against Juventus when he kicked out at Paolo De Ceglie with the score at 1-0. Juve went on to win 5-0.
Cerci will apparently be fined by the club for his dismissal and a summer exit now seems an almost certainty.
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