Serie A leaders AC Milan are reportedly considering loaning Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori in the January transfer window.
The 23-year-old centre-back has found opportunities hard to come by this season having made just four appearances for the Blues, with only one of those coming in the Premier League.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted the Tomori could be set for a loan deal, with Sky Sports suggesting that Milan could be his destination.
The Blues boss said: “The situation with Fikayo (Tomori) is kind of open at the moment.
“There’s a possibility he could be going on loan to get games somewhere else. That would have to be the right solution for him and the club.”
Despite their apparent interest in Tomori, he is not believed to be AC Milan’s top target at centre-back. Instead, they are thought to be prioritising Strasbourg’s Mohamed Simakan but reportedly face competition from a number of unnamed Premier League clubs.
Simakan, 20, has made 19 appearances in Ligue 1 so far this season, scoring one goal.
Should either Tomori or the Frenchman arrive at the San Siro, they will hope to bolster an AC Milan side who are assembling a credible challenge for the Serie A crown this season.
Stefano Pioli’s men sit three points clear at the top of the table and can be backed at 3/1 with Betfair to win the league come the end of the campaign.