Milan are turning their focus towards Rodrigo Caio, but would leave him at Sao Paulo until January.
Sky Sport Italia suggest the Rossoneri are making an intriguing proposal to the Brazilian who turned 23 today.
He can play as a centre-back or in a more advanced midfield position, so would solve two of Vincenzo Montella’s issues.
Lazio had also been in talks for Rodrigo Caio, but that move seemed to fall apart after the Marcelo Bielsa turnaround.
Sevilla are also in the running, but want the player in Spain straight after the Rio Olympics.
Milan hope to get the upper hand by offering to buy Caio now, but leave him at Sao Paulo on loan until January.
By that stage, Caio should also have an EU passport, which is essential because Milan have already filled their non-EU quota.