Bologna are in talks to sign Jordi Gomez from Sunderland, report Tuttomercatoweb.
The report does state that Bologna are optimistic a deal can be done for the former Wigan Athletic midfielder.
Bologna already have one Sunderland player at the club, with Emanuele Giaccherini on a season long loan.
Last season Gomez played 29 times for Sunderland, scoring four goals and providing two assists.
The 30-year-old signed for Sunderland in the summer of 2014, staying a season at Wigan after they were relegated and scoring 11 goals in the Championship.
He is a former Spain youth international, beginning his career in Barcelona's youth academy, and was brought to England by Roberto Martinez.