Serie A giants AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan will battle it out for the signature of Spanish International Cesc Fabregas at Arsenal next summer, according to Tuttosport.
21-year-old Fabregas, who is also a target for Real Madrid and Barcelona, has always maintained that he is happy at the Emirates Stadium, while conceding that he would like a return to Barca in the future, having left the Catalan club at 16 to pursue a career in the Premier League.
However, with reports that talks on a new deal at the North London side are stalling with the Spaniard, Inter, Juve and Milan are set to join Barca and Real Madrid to fight it out next summer in a €40million tug-of-war for the EURO 2008 winner.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is sure to oppose any move for one of his key players, but should the three Italian powerhouses become involved in a bidding war along with Barca and Real then it could be hard for Wenger to hold on to Fabregas.
Fabregas has been at Arsenal since 2003 and has already made nearly 150 appearances for Arsenal after making his senior debut almost exactly five years ago against Rotherham United in the League Cup.