Italy under-21 starlet Riccardo Saponara says it would be a dream come true for him if his transfer to AC Milan goes ahead as planned.
AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani said this week his club were interested in signing the attacking midfielder.
Empoli director of sport Marcello Carli said a deal to take Saponara to San Siro at the end of the season was already in place.
"The transfer is not yet official, but it would be amazing if it goes ahead," Saponara told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"I never thought that I would be able to achieve something like this. For me, Milan represent football. Kaka used to be my idol.
"I feel ready to make the step up. I just have to stay focused and try and do as well as possible for Empoli (over) the next six months."
The 21-year-old is co-owned by Empoli and Parma, with the latter keeping their 50 percent of the player's rights.