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Report: AC Milan interested in signing Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer

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Kristoffer Ajer

According to reports from Italy (h/t The Scottish Sun), Serie A giants AC Milan have ‘stepped up’ their interest in signing Kristoffer Ajer.

The Italian giants are a long-term admirer of the Celtic defender and have earmarked him as a possible option to bolster their defence.

The Norway centre-back, who can also play as a central defensive midfielder, is a highly-rated young player. He joined Celtic in 2016 and has made 127 appearances in all competitions for the Bhoys.

Ajer once again has impressed for the Scottish champions this season. He made 28 appearances in the Scottish Premier League in 2019/20, where he scored three goals and provided two assists for the club.

The report claims that the current AC Milan coach Ralf Rangnick is aware of Ajer’s qualities having faced the Premiership champions in the Europa League with RB Leipzig two years ago.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon said earlier that he intends to keep hold of Ajer in the coming season as the Bhoys are aiming to win 10 SPL titles in a row.

At the same time, Celtic could be tempted to cash in on him as Ajer has two years left on his current deal. The Bhoys would demand a fee in the region of £20m for the Norway international.

Last month, The Athletic reported that Ajer has made it clear to the Parkhead club and his team-mates that he doesn’t intend to sign a new contract as he wants to leave the Bhoys.

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