Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori has reportedly emerged as a surprise transfer target for Serie A giants AC Milan.
The England international has endured a frustrating first half to the season having been provided with just four appearances across the all competition.
The Blues head-coach, Frank Lampard acknowledged at the weekend that the 23-year-old could be sent out on loan in to earn regular game time.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Serie A giants have made contact with the West London club hierarchy to enquire about Tomori’s availability.
While Strasbourg’s Mohamed Simakan is believed to be regarded as AC Milan’s first choice, they are likely to move for Tomori if they cannot agree a deal with the French club.
Milan head-coach Stefano Pioli is keen to strengthen his defence as I Rossoneri attempt to win a Serie A and Europa League trophies.
Chelsea another star Tiémoué Bakayoko has been linked with a permanent move to Napoli, the 26-year-old midfielder himself is also keen on to make a switch to Serie A giants after failing to establish himself at Stamford Bridge since his transfer from AS Monaco.