Udinese have confirmed that they would happily take back Gaetano D'Agostino should Fiorentina decide not to keep him.
The Italian moved to the Viola last summer in a co-ownership deal that needs to be resolved next month.
D'Agostino has stated that he'd like to remain in Tuscany, but it all depends on whether Fiorentina will buy Udinese's remaining share in him.
"D'Agostino is in a co-ownership deal that will be discussed between the two clubs in June," said Udinese's Gino Pozzo.
"We know that the player believes that his era at Udinese has come to an end," continued the Friuli official.
"However, if Fiorentina don't make the financial sacrifice to keep him in the squad then we'd be delighted to have him back."
The 28-year-old playmaker has had a difficult first season at the Stadio Franchi, even if he did net twice against Udinese at the weekend in Fiorentina's 5-2 win.
D'Agostino, who has played for Italy, was close to joining Juventus in the summer of 2009 but no transfer fee could be agreed. Real Madrid and Liverpool were also subsequently linked.
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