Skysports.com understands Milan are lining up a free transfer swoop for Roma defender Matteo Ferrari.
Ferrari's current contract at Roma expires in the summer and as yet he has failed to agree a new deal, enabling him to leave for nothing in the summer.
The news has alerted Milan who are ready to offer the Italian international a move to the San Siro.
Ferrari, who had a loan spell at Everton in the 2005/06 season, is believed to be keen on a move to Milan.
Milan are in the market for defensive reinforcements with Paolo Maldini set to retire at the end of the current campaign.
The Rossoneri are ready to offer Ferrari a lucrative four-year deal to try and bring him to the club with Milan's offer believed to be better than the one on the table from Roma.