Cagliari are fighting Parma for the signature of Guangzhou Evergrande striker Alberto Gilardino.
The centre-forward wants a return to Italy after the end of the Chinese season, following in the footsteps of Alessandro Diamanti’s move to Fiorentina.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Cagliari have met with agent Davide Lippi late on Friday and feel confident they can sign the player.
Parma were hoping that Gila could return to his old hunting ground at the Stadio Tardini to help save the club from relegation.
The Ducali are currently propping up the Serie A table and will be battling Cagliari for Serie A safety.