Italian duo Inter and AC Milan must both attempt to prise out-of-sorts striker Robin van Persie away from Manchester United when the transfer window reopens in January.
The Dutchman has scored just three times this season and, with Radamel Falcao due to return from injury against Hull City on Saturday, could soon find himself surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
But, despite not quite hitting top gear under Louis Van Gaal, he still remains a prolific, dangerous forward and could reignite his career at either of the Milan clubs in Serie A.
When fit and firing, the Dutchman is one of the best strikers in world football and one capable of scoring at any ground in world football.
Despite his time at Arsenal being marred by injuries, he still found the net 132 times in 277 appearances for the North London outfit before then jumping ship to Sir Alex Ferguson’s United.
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It was there that his game was then propelled onto the next level, with his 30 goals helping the side to regain the Premier League title after surrendering it to neighbours Manchester City less than a year previously.
Ferguson’s retirement has since sparked a decline in the striker who despite scoring 18 times in 28 appearances under David Moyes last term has looked short of his best for a while and could be in need of a new challenge in a different league to ignite him once again.
United themselves have battled against injuries and inconsistency this term, but with the side now beginning to turn a corner the form of their vice-captain stands as a very serious worry.
With Falcao raring to go after featuring just five times since his move to the club from Monaco on Transfer Deadline Day, and youngster James Wilson also waiting in the wings, competition for places has never been tougher for the 31-year-old.
His contract is beginning to tick down but the club would be unlikely to allow him to depart on a free transfer and could instead begin to sound out any potential suitors as early as January.
With his age and goalscoring record to be considered Van Gaal should demand at least £10million for a striker who is still capable of leading the line for England’s most successful club.
Both Milan clubs are currently without strikers in their ranks capable of dethroning Juventus at the summit of Italian football.
Milan themselves swooped for Fernando Torres from Chelsea but after just one goal the Spaniard already looks destined to fail in Serie A.
Inter brought Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo back to his homeland with the hope that he could fire them back to the Champions League, but the 28-year-old’s current form shows any hope of a permanent transfer could be misguided.
Van Persie represents a huge opportunity for both clubs and, if they receive even the slightest indication that he is willing to move Manchester, must do their utmost to bring the striker to the San Siro.