A Falck spokesman, however, denied the companies are in talks and said that Falck had already rejected an offer by Gemina because the price offered was too low.
"When we will receive a proper offer we may discuss it," he said.
Gemina said last month it was buying Compagnia Italpetroli's 16 pct stake in Leonardo for 83 mln eur. At that time, Gemina's stake in Leonardo was 42 pct.
In June, CEO Piergiorgio Romiti said that Gemina will focus on its airport operations and that it will bid for airport companies, including foreign ones, that will be put up for sale.
Want more analysis like this? CAPA Membership gives you access to all news and analysis on the site, along with access to many areas of our comprehensive databases and toolsets.
Find out more and take a free trial.