Inter Milan want to poach Paulo Dybala off Serie A rivals Juventus in a free transfer.
The Argentine striker's contract expires in the summer and he was believed to be heading for a big-money extension.
But Tancredi Palmeri says Juve's pursuit of Fiorentina sensation Dusan Vlahovic could open the door for Inter to tempt Dybala away.
The cash-strapped Milan outfit were forced to sell Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi in the last transfer window.
And they would have to offload Alexis Sanchez's huge wages from their books to be able to put a deal together for Dybala, 28.
Juventus, meanwhile, are looking to restore their dominance and are eyeing Vlahovic, who scored 33 Serie A goals in 2021 to match former Old Lady talisman Cristiano Ronaldo's record.
They will face fierce competition from across Europe for the Serbian with Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham all said to be keen.
Real hunt Reece Lightning
The Spanish outlet claims Stamford Bridge legend Eden Hazard could be used as a makeweight as Los Blancos chase the goalscoring defender.
Hazard has struggled to replicate his Blues form in Spain while James has been brilliant in Thomas Tuchel's system.
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