Inter Milan a considering a summer transfer bid for Edin Dzeko, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Manchester City striker has struggled to get into the first team, falling behind Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo in Manuel Pellegrini's team.
With his contract set to expire in 2015, Inter Milan are confident that a £15m bid would be enough to tempt Manchester City into selling.
Inter Milan owner Erick Thohir has already said he will make significant funds available to the manager in the summer in an attempt to get the club back into the Champions League.
If they fail to land the Bosnian star, Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic is being mooted as a back-up option.
The news comes as a blow to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who has been closely watching the developments of both strikers ahead of a potential summer move.
Wenger seems intent on adding reinforcements to his strikeforce at the Emirates but interest from Inter Milan in two targets could complicate matters.
It is likely Wenger will be looking to do his business before the World Cup kicks off in June where the experienced Frenchman knows a good tournament for anyone of his targets could dramatically alter the asking price.
As Manchester City are direct rivals with Arsenal it is also likely that the Citizens would prefer to see Dzeko leave the Premier League altogether and not have to face up to him on a regular basis as a Gunner.