Juventus midfielder Mohammed Sissoko could leave for Fiorentina in January as dialogue between the clubs opens.
The 25-year-old Mali international has become surplus to requirements in Turin.
Luigi Del Neri has preferred Felipe Melo and Alberto Aquilani over Sissoko, who has played in just nine of the 14 games in Serie A thus far.
La Nazione claims Viola sports director Pantaleo Corvino has fired up comprehensive talks with Giuseppe Marotta. He sees Sissoko as the player who can harmonise Fiorentina's midfield.