Internazionale could be set to end Antonio Cassano's nightmare spell in Spain.
The 24-year-old is one of the most gifted but also controversial players of his generation.
Since he moved to Roma for over £20million in 2001, after coming through the youth system at his home-town club Bari, Cassano has rarely been out of the headlines.
He fell out with consecutive coaches at Roma, before being sold to Real Madrid last year - but his move to Spain has not rejuvenated him as the Santiago Bernabeu outfit hoped.
Despite the baggage which inevitably comes with him, many of Italy's top teams are now considering making a move - with Inter looking the most likely.
"At this moment we haven't thought about new arrivals," Inter president Massimo Moratti said earlier this week.
"Cassano? We are not betting on him now, anyway he could be part of our list for June."
Despite Moratti's suggestions that they would wait until the summer to make any move, fresh reports from Italy on Thursday suggested a bid in the next six days - before the transfer window closed - could be imminent.
Real are currently negotiating the sale of Ronaldo to Inter's city rivals Milan - and it seems they will look to sell Cassano, once they have finalised the Brazilian's status.