Talksport understands that Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are ready to battle to secure the services of Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia.
The twenty-seven year old has fallen out of favour at the San Siro, with all five of his league appearances this season so far coming as a substitute.
Since moving to Inter, Ranocchia has played one hundred and sixty-one times in all competitions, scoring nine goals while he was part of the squad that won the Coppa Itallia in his first season with the club.
He was handed the club’s captaincy following the retirement of Javier Zanetti, though was stripped of it a year later following a poor run of form.
Prior to his switch to Milan, he played for Arezzo and Genoa while he spent two seasons on loan with Bari.
Internationally, he has been capped twenty times for Italy with his last match for them coming in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Portugal in June.