Fiorentina are reportedly in talks for another Villarreal player, this time defender Mateo Musacchio.
The 23-year-old is from Argentina, but has an Italian passport, and has notched up 12 appearances in La Liga this season.
His contract only runs until June 2014, so Musacchio would be available in January for a cut-price fee.
According to La Repubblica, Fiorentina are already in negotiations with Villarreal for the player.
They already have very strong links with the club thanks to technical director Eduardo Macìa, having signed Giuseppe Rossi and Borja Valero from the Yellow Submarine.