Daniele De Rossi could begin his coaching career by taking on the Fiorentina job, claims Sky Sport Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio.
The World Cup winner has already said he plans to go into management, following in the footsteps of his father Alberto, who has been the coach of the Roma youth team for many years.
De Rossi only retired in January after experiences at Roma and Boca Juniors, and will turn 37 later this month.
Fiorentina are looking for a new coach, as Beppe Iachini replaced Vincenzo Montella in December and is struggling to keep them out of the drop zone.
Luciano Spalletti had been mentioned as a potential candidate for the role, but he is still technically under contract with Inter until June 2021 and his salary might be an issue too.
It would certainly be intriguing for De Rossi, who had been approached by Fiorentina to play for them in the summer of 2019, when his contract with Roma was not renewed.
While he did not feel ready to play for a different Serie A club to his beloved Roma, it would be a different situation as a coach.