Milan are preparing an offer for Riccardo Montolivo of Fiorentina, reports are suggesting on Tuesday.
The Viola are looking to sell the midfielder rather than risk losing him for nothing once his contract expires in June 2012.
Milan seem the most likely destination in Italy for him right now and a bid is reportedly being formulated.
The Viola value the Italian international at €10m, but the Rossoneri are confident they can take advantage of the player's contract situation.
The San Siro giants will reportedly offer €5.5m, plus offer the Tuscan club a 50 per cent share in striker Alberto Paloschi at a cost of €2.5m.
Montolivo has been stripped of the Viola captaincy after refusing to sign a contract extension at the Stadio Franchi.