Gazzetta dello Sport says a swap is on with Real Madrid's Lassana Diarra going in the opposite direction.
Antonio Conte sees Diarra as the perfect partner for Andrea Pirlo in his new Bianconeri midfield.
Real are more than willing to release Diarra, as he is not considered a key player at the Bernabeu.
Similarly, Brazil international Melo is among those on the list of figures ready to be sold in Turin this summer.
It is said that Jose Mourinho respects Melo and would like to work with him in Madrid.