AC Milan vice-President Adriano Galliani has confirmed his side's interest in signing Edin Dzeko from German champions Wolfsburg.
The 23-year-old striker has been strongly linked with a summer transfer to several European clubs following a prolific goalscoring season in Germany.
But Milan could now be in pole position for his signature after Galliani confirmed he had met with Dzeko's father on Saturday night.
"I was in Sarajevo for Dzeko," Galliani told Sky Sport 24. "We like him a lot. Now we wait for Wolfsburg."
Dzeko has previously hinted he would opt for a move to Milan after revealing his support of the Rossoneri.
"They [Milan] have always been my favourite club, right back to my days as a small boy, growing up in Sarajevo," the 2009 German Footballer of the Year was quoted as saying.
The Bosnian, who moved from home town club Zeljeznicar to Czech outfit Teplice before his move to Germany in 2007, helped Wolfsburg to their first ever Bundesliga title last season with 26 goals in 32 league matches.
Wolfsburg executive Jurgen Marbach has admitted discussions have taken place with Milan, but insists they do not want to let the 'indispensable' Dzeko move on.
"We are in touch with Milan, we have not talked about money," Marbach told Kicker. "Edin Dzeko is indispensable and we do not need to talk about money.
"We are still thinking contracts are contracts because they are valid until they expire. They are not just only a sheet of paper."