Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester City are reportedly ready to battle over Lazio defender Stefan Radu.
The 25-year-old Romanian has been among the most impressive figures at the Stadio Olimpico this season.
Able to play at left-back or in central defence, Radu has caught the eye of Arsene Wenger and ex-Lazio Coach Roberto Mancini.
According to Sky Sports, both English clubs are set to make offers for the player who has been in Rome since 2008.
It will cost them, as last summer Radu signed a new contract holding him to Lazio until 2016.
If he went to Manchester City, then he would reunite with former teammate Aleksandar Kolarov.