Inter Milan are lining up a summer move for Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna, according to reports.
The 31-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has become frustrated at only being offered a two-year deal on his current wages of £60,000 a week at the Emirates – but looks set to reject it in a continued attempt to win a three-year contract.
This has prompted Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to start looking for alternatives at full-back before the start of next season. He is already making advances to Borussia Dortmund's right-back Lukasz Piszczek.
Sagna has already been linked with a move to Inter, with Galatasaray also said to be keen on the player.
Inter president Erick Thohir has admitted his interest in bringing the Frenchman to Serie A, saying: "I am not used to making announcements if there is not a signed contract.
"I can only say that we like Sagna and that at this point it all depends on him. If he does not arrive, we will take a younger right-back," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
Thohir also revealed he was keeping a close eye on Chelsea striker Fernando Torres and Manchester City frontman Edin Dzeko, although he rejected the prospect of Samuel Eto'o returning to the San Siro.
"Where we will make the most important investment? It will be made in attack or midfield.
"Eto'o? In attack we have [Rodrigo] Palacio, who is over 30 and [Maruo] Icardi who is very young, so the other striker has to be in the middle age."
Asked about Dzeko, Torres and Alvaro Morata, he replied: "I too hear these names. Maybe one of them will really arrive. But he must respect our salary parameters."
Inter are fifth in Serie A, 11 points behind Napoli – and Sagna wants to carry on playing in Europe's premier competition.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Monaco, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray are among the clubs monitoring the Frenchman's situation.