AC Milan and Genoa are reportedly considering joining forces to ensure Liverpool target Christian Eriksen moves to Italy.
According to Sport Mediaset, Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani and Genoa president Enrico Preziosi have met to discuss the latter buying Eriksen from Ajax, and loaning him to the former to avoid registration difficulties.
The Serie A duo had a similar agreement when Kevin Prince-Boateng was signed by Genoa from Portsmouth, with the midfielder subsequently joining the Rossoneri permanently after a loan spell at the San Siro.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are likely to be keeping a close eye on any developments, with reports suggesting the Reds are keen to bring Eriksen to Anfield.
The 19-year-old midfielder is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in Europe and, thus, is said to have been identified by Liverpool - and others - as a potential acqusition.
Liverpool have already demonstrated their sizebale financial clout and, should they formalise their interest in Eriksen, they are likely to ba a force to be reckoned with.
However, despite Liverpool being hot on his tail, Eriksen says he intends to remain at the Amsterdam Arena for at least another two years.