Alberto Aquilani could be in line for a return to Serie A, with goal.com reporting that only last week during a press conference Fiorentina boss Sinisa Mihajlovic was keen on bringing in “someone like Aquilani” to the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
According to the Liverpoolecho.co.uk, Fiorentina are expected to make an official approach in the next few days.
Aquilani’s agent, Franco Zavaglia has failed to quash any of these rumours, having been quoted as saying
“We are waiting to see if there is anything concrete. Alberto has an important contract and Fiorentina are moving within certain parameters”.
The expected departure of Viola captain and creator in chief Riccardo Montolivio to Serie A champions AC Milan has highlighted the need for a replacement of sorts to enter the fray for the Tuscan club.
Aquilani enjoyed a relatively successful loan spell at Juventus last season, although the Turin club were unwilling to pay the previously agreed £14m fee to secure his services on a permanent basis.
Next season could be the composed midfielder’s most important yet, with the European championship’s fast approaching. The former Roma player may believe his best chance of catching Prandelli’s eye could be by playing his trade back in Serie A, for the Italian tactician’s beloved former side.