AC Milan have been told to make Liverpool a £8.7 million bid for Alberto Aquilani by the player's agent Franco Zavaglia.
The Italy international has been strongly tipped to return to his homeland after failing to make a mark at Liverpool following a big-money move from Roma in 2009.
AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani recently claimed his club could be interested in the 27-year-old, who was linked Fiorentina after a successful loan spell with Juventus last season.
Talks with Fiorentina broke down as Aquilani preferred a permanent move, not the offered loan deal.
Milan are looking for a top midfielder with Fiorentina's Riccardo Montolivo one of the names associated with them, but Zavaglia is eager to hold dialogue with Galliani.
"Galliani is in China for the Supercoppa Italiana and so we have to wait until he returns to Milan," the agent is quoted as saying by Milannews.it.
"I think with a bid of €10m [£8.7m] an agreement with Liverpool can be found."