Fiorentina director Daniele Prade will meet with Catania officials on Thursday in a bid to sign boss Vincenzo Montella.
The latter is at the top of the club’s wish-list to replace Delio Rossi after his dismissal earlier this month.
The Viola turned their attention to the former Sampdoria striker after Roma cooled their interest in him by targeting Zdenek Zeman of Pescara instead.
Prade is set to hold talks with Catania’s new director general Sergio Gasparin in a bid to release Montella from his agreement in Sicily.
Montella signed a two-year contract at the Massimino last summer following a brief stint on the bench with Roma.
Fiorentina are ready to hand the ex-Italian international forward a three-year deal at the Stadio Franchi.
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