By Romeo Agresti
Fiorentina have asked Juventus to include Luca Marrone in their offer for Stevan Jovetic, Goal.com can reveal.
The Turin giants saw their previous bid of €13 million (£10m) plus Alessandro Matri and Michele Pazienza turned down by the Viola, who were initially holding out for a transfer fee of €30m (£23.4m).
However, Fiorentina could now accept an offer in the region of €22m (£17m) plus 50 per cent of the economical rights of Marrone as head coach Vincenzo Montella sees the 22-year-old midfielder as a useful addition to his squad.
Juventus trainer Antonio Conte considers Marrone to be an important player for the future, and would support the ideal of seeing the former Italy Under-21 starlet earn first-team experience elsewhere as long as the Serie A champions can re-sign him in the future.
Marrone is a product of the Juve youth academy, and made his official first-team debut in the 2009-10 campaign.
Although a deal is still far away at this stage, negotiations between both clubs are ongoing, and the Bianconeri remain hopeful of acquiring Jovetic.
The Montenegro international, 22, was recently stripped of the Fiorentina captaincy, and is keen to make the move to Turin as he wants to play Champions League football.