Fiorentina are still in the race to sign Angelo Palombo after the midfielder allegedly turned down a move to Palermo.
Numerous Serie A clubs are interested in the Sampdoria player after the port outfit admitted that they would consider the sale of their captain this month.
According to reports on Friday, the Stadio Barbera outfit made enquiries for the Italian international but were told that he was not interested in a switch to Sicily.
Subsequently, Fiorentina have one less rival in the chase for the player who left the Viola for Doria in 2002.
The Tuscan giants want to add the 30-year-old to their midfield and are ready to tempt Samp with a player plus cash offer.
It’s understood that sporting director Pantaleo Corvino will ask Sampdoria to sell Palombo in exchange for €4m and midfielder Gianni Munari.
League leaders Juventus are also closely monitoring Palombo’s situation.
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