Parma plan a swoop for Porto-owned Silvestre Varela, who is currently at West Bromwich Albion.
The attacking midfielder is midway through a season-long loan in England, but has struggled for playing time with the Baggies.
According to both Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, Parma are in negotiations to take Varela on a six-month loan with option to buy.
He turns 30 next month and has scored five goals in 27 senior caps for Portugal.
Parma are bottom of the Serie A table, but under new ownership and already signed Antonio Nocerino on loan this evening.