Premier League clubs have been alerted to a potential clear out at AC Milan as the Italians prepare to pull out all the stops to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the San Siro, according to reports in the Spanish media.
Ibrahimovic, for whose signature the Rossoneri were beaten by rivals Internazionale four years ago, will cost 50 million euros (£41 million); money AC do not have at the moment.
Silvio Berlusconi’s summer sales started recently with the sale of Marco Storari to Juventus while many more of their star names are also on the list.
Spanish daily Sport believes that Klass-Jan Huntelaar will be the second out of the door, with Tottenham Hotspur in the frame to land the Dutch striker for around 14 million euros (£11.5 million).
Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is another whose exit will be rushed, although where the Frenchman will go is unknown.
If these three players do not bring in enough money into the coffers, Brazilian duo Ronaldinho and Alexandre Pato could be next.
Pato has long been admired by former Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti, who would jump at the chance of bringing him to Chelsea while Ronaldinho has been linked with Manchester United in the past but a more likely destination could be mega-rich Manchester City.