AC Milan is waiting to see if it can sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez before completing a deal for Catania's Maxi Lopez, according to the club's vice president Adriano Galliani.
Milan has reached a deal with Tevez but City is stalling, preferring to sell the troubled forward outright rather than seeing him move on a loan deal.
On Monday, Galliani tells Italian sports daily Gazzetta there is an agreement with Catania for Lopez and "if Tevez doesn't come, Maxi will. But only one or the other. We're going to wait a few days though."
Tevez has not played for City since he refused to warm up during a Champions League game against Bayern Munich in September.
Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in signing the Argentina international.