Inter Milan technical director Piero Ausilio is in London trying to secure the services of Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna, reports in Italy claim.
The French international's contract is due to expire at the end of the season and reports recently claimed that negotiations over a new deal have stalled, with the player demanding a three year extension with Arsene Wenger's side offering just a one year deal.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport Inter Milan are now keen to exploit the stand-off between Arsenal and the player and will offer him a deal that would see him join the club for free this summer.
The Italian newspaper report that Inter's technical director is in London having already agreed a three year deal with Manchester United centre-back Nemanja Vidic and is now trying to convince Sagna to make the same move.
However, the report suggests Sagna may refuse to move to Inter as he wants to play in the Champions League next season, with Inter's participation in next year's competition uncertain as they currently sit fifth in Serie A.
The 31-year-old is still a pivotal player for Wenger, having started 23 Premier League games this season, but Arsenal's policy of only offering one year contracts to players over the age of 30 has complicated the negotiations.
Indeed, recently Wenger told reporters that Sagna's new deal is far from close.
"No, he is not close to signing [a new deal]. It is an ongoing process," he said in a press conference.
Meanwhile, Inter are also keen on signing Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, whose contract at Old Trafford also expires at the end of the season.
Inter new president Erick Thohir is planning a huge clear-out this summer to re-establish the 2010 Champions League winners and recently admitted that Vidic may be his first signing.
"I cannot say more than the fact that [the transfer] is 90 per cent done. When everything has been defined, we will make an announcement. I will not say anything that is not concrete."