Fiorentina are expected to offer £12 million for Atletico Madrid captain Maxi Rodriguez this week.

The Argentina international has already attracted a £9 million offer from Fiorentina in the last seven days, which was thrown out by Atletico's board.

Atletico expect Fiorentina sports director Pantaleo Corvino to try again this week, but are convinced Maxi will stay at the Vicente Calderon as the Italians cannot afford to cover his current wages.