Fiorentina are reportedly in negotiations with West Ham United striker Demba Ba.
The forward had already been linked with Serie A as an understudy to Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Milan.
It is rumoured that the Viola are preparing to pounce with an offer of €6m, although that price-tag could be reduced considerably.
Fiorentina are hoping to use their versatile forward Ndiaye Papa Waigo as part of the deal.
Papa Waigo can play either out wide or in a more classic striker's role.