Valencia and Milan are the primary contenders for Fiorentina defender German Pezzella, whose asking price is circa €15m.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Valencia are in the most advanced stage of negotiations, but cannot afford the cost of the operation.
They are therefore trying to work out a deal on loan with obligation to buy at the end of the season.
As for the Rossoneri, they are currently focusing on other priorities, but coach Stefano Pioli did state after last night’s 4-1 friendly win over Monza that they were “short-staffed” in defence due to injuries.
The 29-year-old Argentina international joined Fiorentina from Real Betis in 2017 and his contract with them runs to June 2022.