Martin Skrtel is believed to have had his contract at Atalanta terminated by mutual consent after just three weeks at the club.
Football Italia cite ‘multiple reports’ that former Liverpool defender Skrtel has been compelled to leave.
Skrtel only signed for the Champions League outfit on August 9, but there are rumours that his fitness is not up to scratch.
He is said to have struggled with ‘Atalanta’s rigid training regime’.
Skrtel left Anfield in 2016 after an eight-year spell at the club, over the course of which he made over 300 appearances and scored 18 goals.
He then moved to Fenerbahce in Turkey, where he spent two seasons as a consistent starter.
The experienced Slovakian had joined Atalanta on a free transfer and was an unused substitute in their opening day victory against SPAL.
It remains to be seen where he winds up next, but with so many appearances under his belt at a high level, there should be plenty of suitors willing to make an offer.