Serie A revelation side Fiorentina are looking to tighten their grip on highly-rated tactician Vincenzo Montella.
The Viola appointed the former Roma striker in the summer after he impressed in the top-flight with Catania last term.
Although presently already tied to the Tuscan outfit until June 2014, Fiorentina are hoping to offer him an extension until 2015.
Talks, according to Sport Mediaset, have already begun and an agreement is said to be close.
Montella has been suggested as a possible successor to Massimiliano Allegri at Milan for the 2013-14 campaign.