Serie A giants AC Milan are reportedly looking to bolster their defensive options in January, and Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has emerged as a target for the Rossoneri.
According to reports from Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan’s Serbian manager Sinisa Mihajlovic has drawn up a transfer wish list, on which he puts his compatriot Ivanovic as one of the prime targets.
Ivanovic has had a poor campaign this season and Chelsea may look to sell him. His contract is set to expire in June, which means Chelsea have a final opportunity to cash in on the 28-year-old defender.
Who will sign Loic Remy?
Loic Remy has only made one league start this season and the French striker could be allowed to leave in January.
According to The Sun, Remy has been linked with a move to Selhurst Park when the window re-opens in two days’ time.
Alan Pardew was dealt a blow earlier this week as Patrick Bamford, on loan from Chelsea, terminated his contract and returned to Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile Aston Villa managed Remi Garde has confirmed he wants to sign Remy in January.
“Loic is a guy I know well, of course it would be an interesting player for the team,” Garde said as quoted by Sky Sports. “He is part of some players I’ll try to attract to Aston Villa, for sure.
“Loic is a special one because he knows the country and the league. I have got some targets who could be at this level without knowing the country and the league.”
Paul Pogba prime target for Chelsea
Chelsea have made Paul Pogba, who is valued at €100m by his agent Mino Raiola, their prime target for next summer, according to reports. Italian media Calciomercato claimed the Blues have enquired (not for the first time) once again for the midfielder’s availability.
The Blues are expected to face a strong competition from Barcelona, but according to Catalan newspaper Sport, the deal is way off the mark for the European champions. They believe the signing has “gone through the roof” because of the high demands of the club, the player and his agent.