Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels has emerged as a target for AC Milan, reports Corriere Dello Sport.
Hummels has been linked heavily with a move Manchester United this summer, though it seems that they may now face stiff competition from the Italian club.
Milan club president Adriano Galliani is thought to be desperate to sign the defender to show that his side still have enough allure to attract such a player.
If Milan were to capture Hummels' signature it would be a grand statement of intent from a club that have fallen off the pace of Europe's giants in recent years.
Nevertheless, if Manchester United persist with their interest, then they may have enough financial power to outbid Milan for the highly sought after defender.
Dortmund are unwavering on their stance that their captain is going nowhere, but both United and the Rossoneri will be intent on testing the Germans's resolve throughout the window.
New Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel will be eager to keep hold of his star players as he takes on the task of trying to get BVB back to the levels of a few years ago.
Though if Hummels can spark a bidding war between interested parties, then the income may be too good for the club to turn down.