Adil Rami has been impressive in defence for AC Milan this season on loan from Valencia but the Rossoneri appear to have given up on trying to keep him beyond the summer.
The 28-year-old has been a bright light in a dark season for Milan, who hoped to challenge for the Scudetto but now look unlikely to even qualify for the Europa League.
But despite his popularity with the fans and the staff at Milan, the Diavolo look set to let him walk out the door because they can't afford his reported price tag of around £6m.
Rami is reportedly keen to stay at Milan if a deal can be agreed having enjoyed his first season in Italy, but it looks improbable.
Should either of the Premier League sides launch a bid for Rami it seems unlikely that Milan would be able to compete.
Milan's finances are in question as the club will have budgeted to at least make the Europa League if not the Champions League.
Having lost to Atalanta last weekend, in order to qualify for the Europa League, Milan must beat Sassuolo and hope that Torino and Parma don't win.