Alessio Cerci has told Fiorentina he wants to join Manchester City, according to reports in Italy.
City manager Roberto Mancini has been linked with a move for the Italian winger, who is rated at around £6m by the Serie A side.
But the Premier League side club are unwilling to pay that much for the 24-year-old, who is still largely unproven having made less than 50 appearances in Serie A.
But Fiorentina could be ready to drop their asking price slightly with Cerci apparently desperate to link up with Mancini at Etihad Stadium.
The winger made it clear in a recent interview that his future lies away from Fiorentina, where he has struggled to settle since arriving from Roma a year ago.
And it has even been suggested that City are willing to offer him a contract worth around £1.75m a year, which is reportedly double what he is currently earning at Fiorentina.
Cerci scored seven times in 24 appearances for Fiorentina last season and the club had hoped he would become a more regular member of the side in the coming campaign.
But they could be ready to sell him for around £5m, which would net them a profit of over £1m in just one year at the club.