Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani admits that he has spoken to Genoa about the prospect of signing Domenico Criscito.
The full-back position has been a problem for Milan in recent years, but the club has focused instead on bringing in attacking talent.
Speaking at the official unveiling of Antonio Cassano, he said: "We are talking about it with Genoa President Enrico Preziosi.
"It was one of the things we spoke about over dinner in Brazil."
Galliani met Preziosi in South America while helping Ronaldinho find a new club.
The pair have a very strong relationship, which was demonstrated in the Kevin-Prince Boateng and Marco Amelia deals they did in the summer.