Hull City are attempting to sign Paris St Germain's out-of-contract former France defender Bernard Mendy, reports BBC Radio Humberside.
Hull assistant boss Brian Horton said: "There's been ongoing talks but he has got an Italian club also interested.
"He's got to make his mind up with his agent and his wife if he wants to come to England or go to Italy."
Mendy, who can play at right-back or in midfield, spent the 2002-03 season with Bolton.
Hull boss Phil Brown was then Bolton's assistant manager and is keen to take the player back to England.