Fiorentina could target Tommaso Rocchi or Ciprian Marica as short-term replacements for Mario Gomez.
Respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that the Viola are looking at the free agents following the German striker’s injury at the weekend.
It was confirmed that the goalscorer had suffered knee ligament damage, with reports of his absence varying from three months to six weeks.
However, Vicenzo Montella’s side are desperate for another forward to fill the gap left by the former Bayern Munich man.
Rocchi was released by Inter in the summer, but there are doubts about his current fitness levels.
Marica meanwhile is only 27-years-old, but is currently without a club having been released by Schalke.
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