There are growing reports that Inter and Milan have started serious negotiations for an Antonio Cassano exchange with Giampaolo Pazzini.
The rumour had emerged over the last few days, as Pazzini is on the market and Cassano is said to be very frustrated at the transfer strategy that has seen Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva sold.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, this is turning into more than a mere summer fantasy football theory and a meeting is set for Monday.
Tomorrow the agents of the two players, Tullio Tinti and Beppe Bozzo, are due to come together along with representatives of the clubs.
This story is cranking up the tension at San Siro, where this evening Milan play Juventus in the Trofeo Berlusconi.
It would not be a straight swap, as Pazzini is worth more on the market than Cassano, so Milan would have to include €5-10m cash as well.
The other alternative is for Inter to remove Pazzini from the equation and go for a pure cash sum to get Cassano in a Nerazzurri jersey.
This would allow them to continue talks with Napoli and Juventus for Pazzini.