Serie A side Bologna would try to sign Ghana youth midfielder Yussif Raman Chibsah if they bid for Inter Milan youngster Alfred Duncan is rejected.
Bologna boss Stefano Pioli is looking for a powerful and aggressive midfielder and has identified Duncan who spent second-half of the season at Livorno and helped them to secure promotion to the Italian Serie A.
But new Inter boss Walter Mazzarri would want to assess the youngster before deciding on his fate.
With Cagliari and Sampdoria all interested, Bologna might miss out on him.
But boss Pioli would want Yussif Raman in his place if he fails to secure Duncan from Inter.
Chibsah enjoyed a fine season with newly-promoted Sassuolo ? making a total of 28 appearances and scoring twice.
Bologna will make Juventus and Parma who are co-onwers of Chibsah aware of their interest in the midfielder and officially bid for his service.