Fiorentina sporting director Pantaleo Corvino believes Valon Behrami would be a good signing for the club.
The versatile West Ham midfielder has been linked with a move to the Italian club since the transfer window opened but a deal has not yet materialised.
Corvino is not sure whether Behrami will join the Viola but is full of admiration for the Switzerland international and says his arrival would strengthen the squad.
"He's a midfielder who meets the requirements of Fiorentina because he is versatile and can play both inside and on the right," Corvino told reporters.
"He would be functional to the tactical ideas of coach (Sinisa) Mihajlovic but it is still too early to say if we are going to take him, it's just one of the negotiations."
Duo to leave
Corvino was speaking at the official unveiling of goalkeeper Neto, who has joined Fiorentina from Atletico Paranaense.
He also revealed that while Mario Bolatti and Felipe could leave the club, Mario Alberto Santana and Marco Donadel would probably be offered new contracts.
"Players out? Bolatti and Felipe have no place here. Let's see what happens later this month and if we can find a solution that satisfies everyone.
"Renewal of contract for Santana and Donadel? I am very fond of them and they are two situations that are in our thoughts.
"In the fullness of time we will sit down to discuss and evaluate the situation."