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AC Milan have identified Cesc Fabregas as a potential signing as they look to solve their midfield crisis in the January transfer window. The Rossoneri, currently fifth in the Serie A standings, are short in the heart of midfield because of long-term injuries to both Lucas Biglia and Giacomo Bonaventura.
Fabregas, who has won two Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge, has only made nine appearances under new boss Maurizio Sarri so far this season and his contract is due to expire next summer.
The former Barcelona and Arsenal midfielder was out with a knee injury at the start of the season and was an unused substitute in four league matches before making his first appearance in the competition this term against Burnley, coming off the bench in the 78th minute.
Fabregas high wages are understood to be a stumbling block for Milan, who presumably wouldn’t be able to match the £156.000 per week he earns at Chelsea, as reported by the Daily Express in July.
Apart from Fabregas, the other big name is Zlatan! According to what has been reported by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport this morning, AC Milan’s proposal to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for the Swede to resign for the Rossoneri, has been accepted by the LA Galaxy forward.
The reported deal would be for six-months, with an optional year extension before he enters the final six months of his LA contract between June 2020 and December. Gazzetta are reporting that Ibra is now waiting on Milan director Leonardo to call him and finalise the deal, with both parties interested in making it happen.