Palermo expect to sign Chievo's Andrea Mantovani after doing a deal for Toulouse stopper Mauro Cetto.
"We are in negotiations with Chievo," President Maurizio Zamparini noted. "Stefano Pioli likes him a lot and we are trying to net him.
"It is not easy to negotiate with Chievo, but I think we will get him in the end."
New boss Pioli knows the 26-year-old defender well after bossing him in Verona over the last 12 months.
Pioli, who was linked with the jobs at Roma and Sampdoria, was confirmed as the new Rosanero Coach earlier this week.
The tactician will definitely have Cetto at his disposal next term, a 29-year-old defender.
The Argentine, at the end of his contract with his French club, has also appeared for Rosario Central and Nantes in his career.