Sky Sports understands AC Milan are weighing up a move for Arsenal midfelder Denilson.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is in the market for a defensive midfielder and Denilson is thought to be on his radar.
Denilson is currently on loan at Sao Paulo after finding first-team chances limited at the Emirates.
The Brazilian came through the youth ranks at Sao Paulo before joining Arsenal in August 2006 and he enjoyed a successful spell back on loan at his former club last season.
Denilson made 37 appearances for Sao Paulo and the club moved to sign him on loan again this term.
However, there is a clause in his contract which enables Arsenal to cancel the loan and sell Denilson to another club should they receive a suitable offer.
The Gunners are believed to be willing to offload Denilson and the news has alerted Milan who are preparing a bid for the talented midfielder.
Another Italian club and sides from Russia are thought to be monitoring Denilson's situation as they look to tempt Arsenal into selling the South American on a permanent basis.