Italian giants AC Milan are understood to have reached a verbal agreement with both Schalke and Villarreal regarding two defenders, Sead Kolasinac and Mateo Musacchio.
Reports in Italy suggest that the Rossoneri are already planning their summer transfer business as Chinese investor Yonghong Li edges closer to agreeing his takeover of the club.
Kolasinac and Musacchio are thought to have been long-time targets for Milan and with both defenders rejecting new contracts earlier this season, they could both be set to move to the San Siro as stories emerge in the Italian media that the duo have verbally agreed to join the club at the end of the season.
Kolasinac's potential transfer is likely to be a simple process, as he is out of contract in three months time and will be a free agent. Though Milan's rivals Juventus have also shown interest in signing the Bosnian, he now looks likely to join the Rossoneri, who will be hoping that a change in ownership will mark the start of a new era at the club.
With money likely to be of no issue to Milan's expected new owners, the club are also thought to have reached a verbal agreement regarding the signature of €15m-rated Musacchio at Villarreal.
The Argentine was understood to have been close to joining the Italians last summer, but the move broke down and he was forced to remain at the Estadio de la Cerámica for the current campaign.
Despite the setback, Musacchio now looks likely to join Kolasinac in moving to the San Siro in the coming months, as Vincenzo Montella begins to reshape his squad in the hope that he can get Milan competing at the highest level once again after years of underachieving.