Fiorentina are reportedly targeting a January swoop for Manchester United veteran Nemanja Vidic.
The Viola, who already have ex-Old Trafford talent Giuseppe Rossi in their squad, are eager to add more experience to their back line.
According to Tuttosport, Vidic has caught the eye of Coach Vincenzo Montella and the directors.
He will be out of contract in June, so a January deal could be made at an affordable rate, but the paper warns a medical would be absolutely essential to the deal.
The 32-year-old suffered from recurring knee problems in recent years and has been in Manchester for eight years.