Crystal Palace and West Ham United are reportedly the frontrunners in the race to sign Bologna left-back Adam Masina.
According to The Sun, Masina is considering a move to the Premier League, with Palace and the Hammers both interested in his services.
The newspaper also says that both clubs have had bids rejected by the Serie A side, who value Masina at £15m.
Palace boss Roy Hodgson is determined to find cover for his injury-plagued squad, and has allegedly identified 24-year-old Masina as a replacement for Jeffrey Schlupp, who was sidelined earlier this month.
Masina, a Moroccan-born full-back, is widely regarded as one of Serie A's most consistent at the back this season.