The Gazzetta dello Sport once more report that Milan officials have recently been in contact with Luciano Spalletti.
The Rossoneri are seen to be making preparations for a replacement for Clarence Seedorf come the end of the season, when the Dutchman is expected to be sacked just six months into his tenure.
Speculation has swung from Primavera Coach Pippo Inzaghi to Parma boss Roberto Donadoni in recent weeks, but the Gazzetta dello Sport are reiterating that former Roma man Spalletti may actually be the frontrunner.
The pink paper allege that further contact between the 55-year-old and Adriano Galliani has been made, and as recently as the weekend.
However, a barrier that continues to exist is Spalletti’s ongoing contractual dispute with Zenit St Petersburg.
The Russians removed the Coach from their bench in March, but still have him tied to a contract paying €4m a year and running to June 2015. It is seen that Zenit do not want to pay compensation to the tactician, should they release him from it early.