Fiorentina president Andrea della Valle has hinted there could be a way back for Adrian Mutu.
Mutu has publicly apologised for his training ground blow-up earlier this month and also split from his long-time agent Victor Becali.
"I appreciated the lovely words from Mutu after the seriousness of the mess he made," said Della Valle.
"Adrian asked me to meet with him this evening. I will hear what he has to say, but can confirm his apology was appreciated by the club and the team.
"Have we started the path to his return to the squad? I will decide in the next few days. He might be back in the side, but I cannot say that now.
"What I can state for certain, as I did two weeks ago, is that Mutu is not for sale."