Massimo Moratti and Adriano Galliani have tonight met to discuss the Antonio Cassano - Giampaolo Pazzini swap.
Inter and Milan's mooted exchange of the 'goal twins', who formed such an effective partnership at Sampdoria before heading for opposite sides of the Milan divide a year and a half ago, is dominating the news agenda in Italy and today has been the most frenzied day of activity yet.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport a conversation between Milan President Silvio Berlusconi and Vice-President Galliani during Sunday night's Trofeo Berlusconi was the spur that set the wheels in motion.
Negotiations between the Diavolo and Pazzo's agent Tulio Tinti reportedly took place this morning, and though Tinti later denied it, an agreement on wages is thought to have been found.
Earlier this evening, the Press waiting outside Inter headquarters on Corso Vittorio Emanuele spotted Galliani's car pulling in -only he wasn't in it.
Ten minutes after the Milan chief mislead the media, Massimo Moratti exited the Saras offices alone. The Inter President is believed then to have met old adversary Galliani in a top secret location.
What Galliani is reported to have offered Moratti is Cassano plus €7m - paid over three years - for the services of Pazzini.
This could be the next chapter in a long history of players moving directly between the Milan giants, including Clarence Seedorf, Andrea Pirlo and Giuseppe Meazza.
It is also reported that if Milan do not get their hands on Pazzini, a deal seeing Cassano arrive at Inter could still be concluded, and the Rossoneri would then turn their attention to Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella.