Manchester City are chasing Inter Milan defender Nicolas Burdisso, according to the player's agent.
Burdisso's future at Inter looks uncertain with the Argentine international spending the whole of last season on loan at Serie A rivals Roma.
Roma are understood to be keen on making the move permanent, but they could face competition from City with the big-spending Premier League side ready to enter the race for his signature.
Burdisso's agent, Fernando Hidalgo, admits Inter could price the defender out of a move to Roma and that the Italian champions had informed him of City's interest.
Hidalgo told Sky Italia: "Burdisso? Roma and Inter will meet on Monday, the price fixed by Inter is very high and if there isn't agreement the player will return to Milan.
"But I don't know if there is place for him in Inter Milan. He wants to stay in Roma.
"Manchester City? The Nerazzurri have told me of the interest of the British club, I didn't know it".