Inter Milan and AC Milan are ready to go head-to-head to try and sign Torino and Italy defender Alessandro Buongiorno this summer.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews.

On the pitch, Inter and Milan are getting ready for tomorrow’s derby.

The derby could be decisive for the Serie A title for the first time in history – Inter could clinch the title if they are to win against their city rivals.

And of course, no matter the look of the league table or whichever trophies are on offer, the derby is always a special fixture for both the Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri.

But there may be another “derby” in the summer, reports Tuttosport.

This one would take place in the transfer market rather than at the San Siro, however.

Inter and Milan are hardly strangers to trying to sign the same player.

Whether it was the Rossoneri winning the race to sign Sandro Tonali from Brescia, or the Nerazzurri signing Marcus Thuram on a free transfer despite significant Milan interest, the clubs have often gone head-to-head.

Inter & AC Milan “Derby” In The Transfer Market To Sign Alessandro Buongiorno

According to Tuttosport, there will be another such transfer market “derby” this summer.

Torino defender Alessandro Buongiorno has marked himself as a key target for both Inter and Milan.

For the Nerazzurri, the 24-year-old Italian international represents an opportunity to sign a long-term successor in defence.

Especially important considering the age of Francesco Acerbi and contract status of Stefan de Vrij.

Buongiorno’s experience playing in a back three particularly marks him out as perfect in that respect.

And for Milan, the persistent injuries to key defenders like Pierre Kalulu and Malick Thiaw this season has convinced them of the need to intervene in the transfer market this summer.

Buongiorno would be a real coup for the Rossoneri given his age and performance levels. So they have every intention of rivalling Inter for his signature.

But Torino will not let Buongiorno go for cheap.

Tuttosport report that the Granata would hardly consider bids of less than 40 million for their star defender.