Inter Milan have joined the battle to clinch the signing of Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, Sky Sports sources understand.
The want-away Argentine, who is currently AWOL in Argentina, is the subject of a loan bid from AC Milan, whilst French giants Paris Saint Germain and former club Corinthians are also keen.
However, Inter are now ready to make their move and could be ready to gazump neighbours AC - who are only willing to do a loan deal.
Inter, though, are ready to make a permanent offer, with a deal being in staged installments beginning in the summer.
City have already insisted that they would only consider a permanent deal - meaning they will be open to Inter's deal.
Inter are now due to send a delegation to England in the next 48 hours to meet with their City counterparts.