Reports from Italy suggest that AC Milan are interested in a move for Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso as they look to strengthen their midfield in order to fight back from their 10th place finish in Serie A last season.
According to Tuttosport, the Italian giants have been priced out of a move for Zenit St Petersburg's Axel Witsel, valued at around €35m and have turned their attentions to the Spanish veteran instead.
With only one year left on his contract and aged 33, Alonso would be unlikely to cost anywhere near what Witsel would - although he would obviously be less of a long-term solution to Milan's problems.
Alonso played in about two thirds of Bayern's Bundesliga matches in his maiden season for them, also featuring heavily in their Champions League side as they once against fell short of European glory despite easing to another domestic title.
When asked last month about his future with the German champions and whether he would extend his current deal, he said: "My contract? We will see what happens. This is not the time to discuss this subject."
Milan are also keeping their eyes on the situation of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after it was reported recently that Paris Saint-Germain are willing to let him go cheaply in this transfer window.
Ibrahimovic has been reported to be keen on a move away from the French capital for a lot of the summer, with Arsenal and Manchester United both reported to be monitoring his situation as they look to add to their striking options, but a move back to Milan has been said to be on the cards.
The club seem to be happy to take him back too, with club president Silvio Berlusconi recently quoted as saying: "We will welcome Ibrahimovic with open arms if he wants to return to Milan."