It's reported Milan and Genoa could combine forces again on the transfer market to bring in Matias Silvestre from Catania.
The two clubs famously banded together to sign Kevin-Prince Boateng from Portsmouth last summer, plus exchanged numerous players in loan and co-ownership deals.
According to the Corriere dello Sport, they will also go into a co-ownership deal to sign defender Silvestre for €8m.
Catania have confirmed the Argentine is on his way out of Sicily this summer to seek a bigger club.
As Milan already have Philippe Mexes coming in on a free transfer from Roma, there is no real room for Silvestre.
Instead, they would leave the 27-year-old at Genoa for one season to gain more experience.
This system would see Silvestre then drafted in to replace Alessandro Nesta when he retires next year.