Fiorentina are interested in the captures of Liverpool left-back Emiliano Insua and Napoli central defender Fabiano Santacroce, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Florence-based side are keen to invest big in the market following a frustrating season in which they finished halfway down the Serie A table.
After signing Gaetano D'Agostino from Udinese in a co-ownership deal last week, the Viola are now looking to solve their defensive woes, having already identified their targets.
Insua, 21, has been at Anfield since 2007, and his playing chances have often come knocking due to Fabio Aurelio's fitness problems.
With the Brazilian defender set to the leave Liverpool, the Reds are understood to be looking for a new left-sided defendeer, which would drop Insua down the pecking order at the club.
Santacroce, often labelled as the 'new Alessandro Nesta', has been with Napoli since joining from Brescia in 2008, and has formed an interesting defensive trio with Paolo Cannavaro and Matteo Contini at the San Paolo.
Become a fan of Goal.com UK's Facebook fan page for all the latest news and insight into everything related to the beautiful game!