Fiorentina are hopeful of concluding a deal to bring West Ham United midfielder Valon Behrami back to Serie A.
Fiorentina’s initial offer for the Switzerland international was rejected by the Hammers, but club administrator Sandro Mencucci has confirmed a deal is still in the offing.
“We are hopeful,” said Mencucci to Rai 3 when asked about his club’s interest in Behrami.
“But until he is in Florence and he has signed, we cannot be sure.”
Behrami joined West Ham from Lazio in 2008 and has previously played for Genoa and Verona in Italian football.