Sampdoria captain Angelo Palombo could end the day as a Milan player, reports in Italy are suggesting.
Rossoneri boss Massimiliano Allegri is understood to have asked his club for a new midfielder and Palombo is at the top of his wish-list.
The midfielder stayed loyal to Doria in the summer after the port outfit were relegated from the Italian top-flight.
However, Samp have admitted in recent times that they are willing to listen to offers for the former Fiorentina player. His €1.5m a season salary is considered as too high for a Serie B club.
After links with Juventus, Napoli, Fiorentina and Lazio, the Diavolo are now being paired with his signature.
Palombo, 30, could arrive on loan with an option to be signed outright at the end of the campaign for around €4m.
Other midfield options for Milan should their move for Palombo fail are Inter’s Sulley Muntari and Houssine Kharja of Fiorentina.