Napoli and Juventus are thought to be battling for the signature of Bologna defender Miguel Angel Britos.
The Uruguayan talent has impressed in Serie A and the two clubs are interested in the 25-year-old during the January transfer window.
He would be available for around €5m, but the contenders are taking different approaches.
According to the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport, Napoli have offered €4m cash for Britos.
Juventus would prefer to pledge a smaller monetary sum plus ownership of Albin Ekdal, who is already co-owned by Bologna.
“On Monday we will hold a summit within the club with the new owners and plan out the transfer strategy,” said Bologna director of sport Carmine Longo.
“After that we will consider any offers for our players. In my personal opinion, Britos is a very important figure for Bologna and we cannot afford to weaken the squad.”
New patron Massimo Zanetti, owner of the Segafredo coffee company, has now paid three months worth of outstanding wages, so the players have cancelled the legal action against the club.