Fiorentina will hold talks with star man Stevan Jovetic about his future at the end of the campaign.
The Montenegrin international is a wanted man on the transfer market, but Viola chief Andrea Della Valle is hoping to keep him in Tuscany.
“We spoke with Stevan at length, and clearly, last summer,” Della Valle is quoted as saying in Tuttosport.
“We’ll do that again in 10 days’ time, by looking into his eyes and reiterating certain ideas. So far, he’s behaved in a very mature way and that has been appreciated.
“I personally hope he stays.”
Amongst the many clubs interested in the forward are arch-rivals Juventus.
“Would we never sell him to Juventus? I repeat, we’ll speak in 10 days. It makes no sense in doing that now.
“What I can say is that you can go and fight for a Scudetto elsewhere, but the atmosphere here and these fans are not easily found in other places.”
The 23-year-old has scored 12 goals in 28 League games this term.
Betting on Serie A? Bet365 are offering a 100% deposit bonus, up to £200 - find out more