Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has reportedly become a subject of interest for the struggling Serie A giants AC Milan, as reported by the British media
After their attempts to lure Barcelona’s youngster Jean-Clair Todibo came a cropper, Milan have turned their attention towards the out-of-favor Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen, according to Sky Sports.
Waiting for Mattia Caldara to return to full fitness, the Rossoneri are chasing another central defender to partner Alessio Romagnoli, as Mateo Musacchio failed to live up to expectations.
Paolo Maldini’s first choice has been Todibo, but the French youngster is set to join the Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04, which has forced the Milan technical director to look elsewhere.
Christensen has now emerged as a potential solution to the Rossoneri’s defensive problems, and Chelsea might accept to ship him out on loan with the option to buy.
The 23-year-old Denmark international has registered just eight Premier League starts this season but has not featured for Franck Lampard’s side in the top flight since mid-December.
In fact, the ex-Borussia Monchengladbach centre-back is not held in high esteem by Lampard, who prefers to rely on the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, and Fikayo Tomori instead.
Milan need to improve their squad this winter to try to fight their way back to the upper half of the table, as they currently sit 12th with a 13-point deficit to fourth-placed AS Roma.