Milan are keeping very close tabs on Rennes' starlet Yann M'Vila, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The 20-year-old is already a fixture in Laurent Blanc's France side and is widely considered as the one of the best all-round midfielders to emerge in recent years.
La Gazzetta understands that Milan's director of sport Ariedo Braida has watched M'Vila in person.
M'Vila has spoken of his desire to stay with Rennes next season because he feels regular first team football is important at this stage of his career.
However, Rennes President Frederic de Saint Sernin might be tempted into accepting a bid worth around €15m.
Milan are looking to bolster the central midfield position in the summer, as Mark Van Bommel is expected to leave once his six-month contract expires.
Liverpool are also reportedly interested in M'Vila.
Their director of football strategy Damien Comolli is known to be a particularly keen admirer.