Marcos Alonso looks set to complete his loan move to Sunderland within the next few days.
The Spanish defender has endured a difficult season at Fiorentina this term, playing just three League games.
And so in order to play more regular first team football, the 23-year-old looks increasingly likely to leave for the Premier League in January.
The short-term deal is set to be completed when the transfer window opens on January 1.
Alonso spent a successful spell in England in between 2010-13 with Bolton Wanderers.