Massimo Ambrosini is set to complete his awaited move to Fiorentina this week, his agent has claimed.
The experienced midfielder left Milan after 18 years with the club after the end of last season, and had also been linked with a move to West Ham.
But Florence has always been the 36-year-old’s preferred destination with the switch set to be finalised in the coming days.
His representative Moreno Roggi hailed Fiorentina’s ambition, which has seen them linked with several top talents in Europe, as key to the decision to move to the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
“Next week Ambrosini will be in Italy and I think at this stage we’re in the final strait,” Roggi told Lady Radio.
“We’re just waiting for the call from Fiorentina. It is a destination that Massimo really likes and he isn’t the only one, as you can tell by the interest from players like Mario Gomez and David Villa.”
Fiorentina were agonisingly pipped to the third and final UEFA Champions League qualification spot on the last day of the Serie A season and have already bolstered their squad with the permanent signings of Juan Cuadrado, Joaquin, Oleksandr Yakovenko, Marcos Alonso and Gustavo Munua in the off-season.