Palermo midfielder Josip Ilicic is attracting attention from Inter Milan and could be subject to a bid in the January transfer window, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Claudio Ranieri is keen to make his mark on his Inter squad having coming in after the season's resumption and is targeting Ilicic as the first piece of his puzzle.
The likes of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur has previously been linked with the player, but after signing a new contract in the summer is unlikely to leave as soon as January.
Following the sale of Javier Pastore, a former target for Chelsea, in the summer Palermo will be reluctant to part with another of their star turns.
Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri has made an immediate impact at Inter since his appointment in September, helping the club qualify for the knock-out stage of the Champions League following their losing start to the group stage of the competition.