​Fiorentina have identified Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini as a possible replacement should striker Nikola Kalinic complete his big money transfer to China this month.


The Italian side ​confirmed earlier this week that they are waiting for a formal proposal from China before deciding whether to sell Kalinic.


The Croatian striker has €50m release clause in his contract and it is believed that the offer from Tianjin Quanjian is most likely going to be nearer the €38m mark.

Earlier this week, Kalinic’s representative Fali Ramadani flew to Milan to negotiate a deal with Fiorentina director Pantaleo Corvino. The swap would likely be Haris Seferovic, who is also represented by Ramadani, on loan for six months.


However Sky Sports Italia are suggesting that Fiorentina would be more interested in using the Kalinic cash to sign Napoli's Gabbiadini.

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The Napoli forward has had reported interest from the Premier League. Stoke, West Brom and Stoke have all expressed a desire to sign the Italian.


Fiorentina believe they can sign the forward ahead of other admirers, having been interested in the striker before - Gabbiadini will likely cost €22m.


Napoli currently sit third in the Serie A table, six places above Fiorentina and the respective form of the sides could play a part in the player's decision to move teams.


Kalinic has scored nine times in the Serie A this season and Fiorentina will be hoping whoever they bring in as a replacement can at least match the Croatian's form in front of goal.

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