AC Milan will face competition from Bayer Leverkusen for £30m rated Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey.
Representatives of the German side are expected to step up their interest later this week once Kai Havertz completes his expected move to Chelsea.
The England U21 defender, who impressed in the top flight despite a difficult season for Daniel Farke's team, has become a key target for the Bundesliga club.
Sky in Italy reported Godfrey's representatives met with AC Milan officials before their Serie A win against Cagliari on Saturday.
German clubs Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig have also shown previous interest in the centre-back, who is under contract at Norwich until 2023.
Norwich believe the 22-year old will become an England first-team regular in the future and are adamant, therefore, that he will not leave on the cheap, valuing him at around £30m.
Godfrey is not the only Norwich defender to have caught the eye of a German club.
Bayern Munich are prepared to pay €20m (£18.3m) to sign right-back Max Aarons, according to Sky in Germany.