Fiorentina are still coming to terms with losing Serie A's top scorer Giuseppe Rossi for at least three months causing former star Adrian Mutu to offer his services.
Rossi, who has 14 Serie A goals this term, looks set to miss much of the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury while playing against Livorno.
While the Italian international's injury is not a recurrence of the cruciate ligament damage that has sidelined him twice before, he is still out of action for the foreseeable future leaving Fiorentina with a massive void in attack.
The Tuscans are expected to use the winter transfer window to find a replacement hitman, probably on loan and it seems they have one willing volunteer.
"If Fiorentina wanted me again I wouldn't have to think twice," Mutu is quoted as saying by Sportmediaset.
"I left on good terms with the Della Valle family and I always stressed my gratitude to them for the way they treated me."
At the age of 34, many will feel that Mutu's best days are behind him, but Sportmediaset points out that the same could have been said of Luca Toni who rejoined Fiorentina last season after a spell in the UAE and is currently on lethal form with Verona.
However, a more likely target may be out-of-favour Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella as Fiorentina await the return to fitness of Mario Gomez.
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