Aston Villa loan man in talks over switch to Serie A side

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Fiorentina are in talks with Aston Villa loan man Nicolo Zaniolo regarding a potential summer move, as reported by Corriere dello Sport via TMW.

The Italy international, who has made 19 caps for his country to date, is on loan at Villa Park from Galatasaray but isn't expected to make a switch to Unai Emery's side on a long-term basis this summer.

Zaniolo made the switch to England last summer to add more competition and depth to Aston Villa's attacking department.

His time in the Midlands has been up and down so far. He has made 31 appearances in all competitions and has chipped in with three goals.

The attacker hasn't quite managed to nail down a regular spot this term and is usually used off the bench. Nevertheless, he still isn't a bad option to bring on.

Zaniolo joined Galatasaray in February last year and has since scored five goals in 12 outings.

However, his future with his parent club is up in the air now and it seems increasingly likely that they will try and cash in on him in the next transfer window.

He has actually had a spell at Fiorentina in the past and could end up with the Serie A side on for a second stint.

Zaniolo has also had Genoa, Virtus Entella, Inter Milan and Roma in the past.

He scored for Aston Villa in their 1-1 draw away at West Ham last time out and will be keen to add to his tally.