Fiorentina-owned goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski is at the centre of a bidding war between Bournemouth and Southampton.
The Poland international impressed with a record-breaking six months on loan at Empoli, including 17 saves in a single game against Atalanta.
Sportitalia had reported Southampton were in advanced negotiations for a deal worth €10m plus bonuses.
However, the same source today claims Bournemouth have dived in with an improved proposal at €11m plus €4m in performance-related bonuses.
Fiorentina are now ready to spark a bidding war and can take their time, especially as the club is currently in takeover talks with Italian-American billionaire Rocco Commisso.
Roma are also believed to be tracking Dragowski’s progress.