AC Milan have “ideas” about signing Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas in January.
That’s according to Milan director Paolo Maldini, who has confirmed that the Italian giants are considering January moves for Fabregas and LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic as they look to strengthen their bid for a Champions League spot next season.
Milan currently sit fourth in Serie A and have been heavily linked with signing Fabregas, whose contract at Chelsea is due to expire in the summer,
And club legend Maldini, who is now sporting strategy and development director at Milan, has spoken amid the reported interest in the duo.
“Fabregas and Ibra? We have ideas,” he said to Sky Sport Italia.
“We want to do everything so we can finish in the top four and we’ll try to make signings, but we’re happy with this team regardless.
“Even those whose contracts are expiring are showing great professionalism.”
Reports in Italy suggest that a two-and-a-half year deal to sign Fabregas may be possible in January, but with the Spaniard’s contract expiring at the end of the season, it is understood that Milan would not be willing to spend more than €10m for the 31-year-old.
Fabregas has not started a game for Chelsea in the Premier League yet this season, although he has made ten appearances.
Being a free agent next year, he would be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club in January.
However, he said last week that his intention, as things stood, was to remain at Chelsea until the end of the season, adding that he had not spoken with anyone about a move in January.
Nevertheless, the latest reports from Italy suggest that Milan are still hoping to agree a cut-price deal, knowing that Chelsea will not want to lose him for nothing next summer.