Fiorentina are reportedly close to signing Napoli defender Lorenzo Tonelli.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Tonelli has the experience that Fiorentina are looking for and talks are at an advanced stage.
The 29-year-old spent last season on loan at Sampdoria, but they did not take up their option to buy.
He has since returned to Napoli, where he is deemed surplus to requirements, and is a Florence native.
The Viola, for their part, need a new centre-back after selling Vitor Hugo to Palmeiras.