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Former Palermo captain Miccoli linked with Melbourne Victory

Melbourne-bound?: Former Palermo captain Fabrizio Miccoli.

Melbourne-bound?: Former Palermo captain Fabrizio Miccoli. Photo: AFP

The extraordinary success of Alessandro Del Piero's move to Sydney FC may be the catalyst for another Italian icon, Fabrizio Miccoli, to join the A-League.

Having managed to release Marcos Flores to the Central Coast Mariners last week, Melbourne Victory have a spare foreign marquee position and are in advanced negotiations with the 34-year old.

Fairfax Media believes they could agree terms to bring Miccoli to AAMI Park as soon as this week. However, as the club is still negotiating with other marquee players, including Greek legend Giorgos Karagounis, a final decision may not come so easily.

Considered one of Italy's best strikers of the past 15 years, Miccoli played alongside Del Piero at Juventus from 2002 to 2004 and also spent time Fiorentina, Perugia and Portuguese giants Benfica.