Fiorentina are negotiating an exchange with Liverpool between Juan Manuel Vargas and Alberto Aquilani.
There are now suggestions that instead of paying €9m for the ex-Juventus and Milan man, Fiorentina are proposing an exchange.
Liverpool have long been linked with a bid for Vargas, though it never quite materialised in the past.
The Peruvian winger is an outcast in the Tuscan camp and has often been criticised by fans and local media for his weight.
Vargas is eager for a transfer and Fiorentina hope to get his wages off their books, so an exchange with Liverpool would be ideal.