Michelle Connor's rebellious son - who recently returned to the cobbles played by Sol Heras - will apparently cause a stir when he and Tracy (Kate Ford) are seen together.
Deceitful Ryan will take Michelle's housekeeping money to buy Tracy a romantic gift, leaving his mother (Kym Marsh) fuming, according to the Daily Star.
"Michelle is not prepared to sit back and let Tracy get her claws into her son," a Corrie insider said.
Weatherfield newcomer Heras had previously confirmed that Ryan would begin a romance with an older woman on the Street.
"Ryan's new love interest is a cougar! It'll come as quite a shock, but I can't tell you who it is," he said at the time.
Heras, 25, had hoped for his alter ego to date Stella Price, commenting: "Michelle Collins is a lovely woman."
Since returning to Manchester from university last month, Ryan has already recklessly set fire to Steve McDonald's flat, threatened to sue Underworld, and snorted cocaine in a Rovers Return toilet cubicle.
> Read our recent interview with Ryan Connor actor Sol Heras here