Milan could find their new defender in France after Paris Saint-Germain confirmed Mamadou Sakho wishes to leave.
“It’s true, Sakho wants to find a solution and the club’s position is clear,” said PSG Coach Laurent Blanc.
“Until September 2 his situation will develop and we’ll have time to work out an agreement that suits both parties.”
The French international centre-back is out of contract in June 2014, so would be available for a cut-price deal.
It is also possible Sakho will agree to sign a contract renewal with PSG if he can be sent out on loan this season.
The 23-year-old has slipped further down the pecking order under Blanc and is eager for regular playing time in a World Cup year.
Milan are the favourites, but Fiorentina could also show an interest.