Newcastle keen on Viola target man Gilardino...
Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino has reportedly become the subject of a €15 million (£12.5m) interest from Premier League side Newcastle United.
Itasportpress.it reports that the 28-year-old, who has had a slow start to the season, is on the Magpies' Christmas shopping list and he could arrive in January.
It's also been reported that despite resistance from Fiorentina, who have maintained that their stars would remain at the club, a €15m bid by United would sway opinions in Tuscany.
Gilardino, who will be remembered in England for his strike against Liverpool in the Champions League last season, threatened to quit the club during the summer when he questioned their ambition.
Since then, however, the Italian striker has rekindled his relationship with the Viola and is a first-choice player in Sinisa Mihajlovic's team.