Cagliari defender Davide Astori is at the centre of a Russian bidding war  and it’s reported Spartak Moscow have offered €15m.
The 25-year-old is on the fringes of the Italy squad and was cut from the Euro 2012 party at the last minute.
He is of huge interest to teams in the Russian League, such as Spartak Moscow, Zenit St Petersburg and CSKA Moscow.
According to Sky Sport Italia this evening, Spartak have stepped forward with a new and improved proposal worth €15m, including performance-related bonuses.
Cagliari have so far refused to budge on Astori, but could be prompted to accept this latest offer.