Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu is wanted by Manchester City, according to a claim from his agent.
Mutu, 31, has been linked with several moves away from the Serie A club this month and agent Giovanni Becali claims that new City boss Roberto Mancini has targeted his client.
The Romania striker left the Premier League in 2004 after failing a drugs test and being sacked by Chelsea.
He has since rebuilt his career in Italy with first Juventus and now Fiorentina.
"There are several clubs interested in Mutu, clubs that would definitely allow him to increase his wages," claimed Becali.
"There are clubs keen on the player from Russia, Turkey but especially England.
"Mancini strongly wants him at Manchester City and said that he would be an ideal player for his team.
"It remains to be seen if Fiorentina will be willing to talk about a possible Mutu transfer."