Reports in Italy suggest Fiorentina will try and replace Adrian Mutu with Bologna striker Marco Di Vaio before the end of the transfer window.
Last night Fiorentina released a statement expressing their intention to sue Mutu for abandoning training without justification and insubordination.
Mutu had only recently returned from a nine-month anti-doping ban and Fiorentina will need to replace him with another centre-forward.
Di Vaio has emerged as a candidate for the position although it's clear Bologna would be reluctant to let their talismanic veteran goalscorer leave.
Mihajlovic coached the 34-year-old during the 2008-09 campaign when he found the net 24 times and narrowly missed out on becoming Capocannoniere.
Asked for his opinion of Di Vaio, the Serb said: "When I was at Bologna I would go and pick him up, put him in the car and take him home so he wouldn't catch a cold."
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