Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio has revealed Foden was a target last season.
Foden scored a goal, but it was not enough for the Three Lions to avoid defeat against France.
Later in the year, Parma tried to sign Foden on loan twice that summer.
Their ex sporting director Daniele Faggiano called City manager Pep Guardiola about Foden, but was told to forget it.
After a few weeks, it was D'Aversa himself to call the Manchester City manager.