Fiorentina and Parma are stepping up negotiations to sign Mario Balotelli, who is a free agent after his Olympique Marseille spell.
The centre-forward turns 29 in August and is back on the market after just six months at Marseille, where he scored a creditable eight goals in 15 games.
A return to Italy seems to be on the cards, his first since the Milan loan from Liverpool ended in June 2016.
According to SportMediaset, Fiorentina received the all-clear from both President Rocco Commisso and Coach Vincenzo Montella to proceed with talks.
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