Acting legend Robert De Niro is hoping to buy Harrison Ford's swanky New York duplex - if the elitist neighbours allow him to move in.

De Niro has been hunting for a property in uptown Manhattan for some time, and recently rejected a swanky $24 million (GBP14.11 million) townhouse. But sources close to the GOODFELLAS star say he is very impressed with Ford's four bedroom apartment.

The Star Wars actor vacated the residence when he split with second wife Melissa Mathison and moved into a Chelsea penthouse with new love CALISTA FLOCKHART.

But according to gossip website PAGE SIX, De Niro have some problems - the building's picky co-op board have turned down an offer made by an interested party who already lives in the much-sought-after location.

21/11/2003 17:04