Former Manchester United transfer target Miguel Veloso could replace Anderson at Fiorentina.
The central midfielder was regularly linked to Manchester United when he was at Sporting Lisbon, with assistant manager Mike Phelan confessing: "We know Veloso well, including from the time he played against us. He is an excellent midfielder with great potential."
Now 28, Veloso is coming off a fairly unspectacular season in Ukraine where he scored two goals and registered five assists in 32 games.
Yet Fiorentina see the him as a solid signing in their midfield, buoyed by his previous spell in Italy with Genoa.
It's reported that the two clubs are slightly away on price, with Kiev demanding €7 million for his sale.
If a deal for the Portuguese international is sanctioned, it's a further indication Fiorentina will not be pursuing Brazilian midfielder Anderson, after a disappointing loan from Manchester United, leaving the Red Devils back to square one in trying to find a suitor.