Manchester United have reportedly emerged as the frontrunners to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Senegal international has long been linked with a future move to the Premier League with several clubs said to be among his admirers.
However, his asking price, somewhere in the region of £80m and £100m, has frequently led to interested teams looking at other options.
According to Marca, the 29-year-old has decided that he would eventually like to sign for United when he is allowed to leave Naples.
The report adds that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a fan of the centre-back, who has two-and-a-half years left on his contract.
Napoli are likely to be more open to selling their most prized asset if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League.