Manchester United and Chelsea could miss out on the services of Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.
The Croatian has been a key player for the Serie A champions, but there are doubts over his future.
The midfielder’s current deal expires in June, and he can negotiate a pre-contract with a foreign club in January.
According to Tuttosport, Inter are aware of the interest in their prized asset, but they are confident of keeping him.
The club are prepared to hand Brozovic with a significant pay rise and believe he can be convinced to prolong his stay.
The news will come as a potential blow for United and Chelsea, who are eyeing a new defensive midfielder next summer.
Jorginho has been regularly linked with a return to Serie A. His agent has constantly talked up a possible comeback with Napoli.