The Besiktas director of sport has told journalists “we're ready to seal the deal for Douglas Maicon within two weeks.”
It has been reported numerous times that Inter are prepared to sell Maicon over the summer in order to fund their transfer strategy.
An offer from Real Madrid was rejected last season, but Jose Mourinho still wants that reunion and it could happen this time round.
Premier League sides are also said to be interested, but Turkish club Besiktas made a surprising statement.
“We're ready to seal the deal for Maicon within two weeks,” director of sport Serdar Adali told Turkish CNN.
Besiktas are well-funded and already have Italian defender Matteo Ferrari at the club.
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition  - £11,000 to be won monthly!