AC Milan are in contention to sign Chelsea outcast Malang Sarr in the upcoming January transfer window.

According to a recent report from Gazzetta Dello Sport, Malang Sarr continues to face an uncertain future at Chelsea amid interest from several clubs across Europe. Italian clubs, in particular, are looking into the possibility of signing the defender in January, with AC Milan emerging as a potential destination.

The Rossoneri are actively scouring the market for a new centre-back in January in order to replace Simon Kjaer. The Danish captain has been ruled out until the end of the season due to a knee operation, leaving a massive void in the club’s defensive unit. And it appears they have now set their sights on Sarr as a potential defensive reinforcement option next month.

Formerly of Nice, Sarr has found life difficult since arriving at Stamford Bridge in the summer. Although the defender had initially joined Chelsea last year, he was directly sent out to FC Porto on a season-long loan deal. It didn’t work out very well, with the player featuring in only eight league matches.

The Frenchman arrived in England in the summer, hoping to make an impression under Thomas Tuchel, who has been very welcoming even to fringe players. But after a somewhat impressive performance against Brentford, he is yet to feature in a single league game. His only two other appearances have come in the Carabao Cup.

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It appears Malang Sarr has been branded surplus to requirements by Tuchel despite the uncertain future of several star defenders, including Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Andreas Christensen, who has been recently linked with a move to Juventus.

It was even reported that Sarr was in Milan just a little more than a week ago to negotiate a potential transfer with Inter Milan in January. But it appears the Nerazzurri are set to face fresh competition from their cross-town rivals AC Milan in pursuit of the Chelsea centre-back, who is likely to leave the club next month.

Both the Italian giants are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements, with one looking for a replacement for Kjaer while the other is seeking short-term cover for injured duo Andrea Ranocchia and Stefan de Vrij. Providing Chelsea do give the green light for a move away from Stamford Bridge, Sarr may have the privilege of choosing his destination, as the two Milan clubs continue to vie for his services next month.

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