Manchester City striker Valeri Bojinov is poised to seal a loan move to Parma.
City have confirmed the Bulgarian is currently in talks with the newly-promoted side.
Manager Mark Hughes has a surfeit of strikers and Ched Evans and Felipe Caicedo have both moved on in the past week.
Signed by Sven-Goran Eriksson from Fiorentina, Bojinov's career at City has been blighted by injury.
The 23-year-old made his debut on the opening day of the 2007-08 season as a substitute at West Ham and was named in the starting XI against Manchester United a week later.
Unfortunately he suffered a cruciate ligament injury after just six minutes. Ruled out for seven months, he was back in the reserves towards the end of the season.
He looked set for a second chance to shine at the start of last season but after being named in the team against Aston Villa for the first game he ruptured ligaments in the warm-up.
Bojinov returned to action by the end of March and scored his first Premier League goal against Spurs on May 16.
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