Inter and Arsenal are reportedly leading the race for Atalanta centre-back Gianluca Mancini, nicknamed the New Marco Materazzi.
The defender found the net in each of his last three Serie A appearances, including a 4-1 victory over Inter.
He recently confessed his family are all Inter supporters and he has a tattoo of Materazzi’s shirt number, as the World Cup winner is his idol.
According to Tuttosport newspaper, Atalanta have no intention of letting the 23-year-old go in January, but can start discussing a summer switch.
Inter are the favourites and certainly the club he would prefer, but Arsenal are also ready to dive in and spark a bidding war.