Milan’s problems over Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa mean the club is returning to Cagliari for Davide Astori instead.
The Rossoneri need a new centre-back after losing both Alessandro Nesta and Thiago Silva this summer.
According to Tuttosport, the difficulties in France have prompted Milan to change tack and return to one of their previous options.
Astori has already turned down a proposal from Spartak Moscow, as he did not want to go to Russia.
Cagliari have repeatedly stated they won’t sell 25-year-old Astori to Milan, but they hope the presence of ex-Sardinian Coach Massimiliano Allegri can sway them.