Milan are ready to offer Real Madrid Alexandre Pato in exchange for Sergio Ramos, the Corriere dello Sport claims.
The Brazilian is no longer seen as untouchable at the Meazza given his injury issues and concerns over his partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Despite their undoubted ability, Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri is yet to find a formula for the two to co-exist.
Given that Ramos' future with the Liga side is in doubt, the Italians are apparently ready to discuss a possible swap deal.
Milan need a defender with Ramos' characteristics given that he can play as a right-back and in the middle.
Real too are apparently looking for a striker who will replace Karim Benzema in the squad for 2011-12.
Should Pato leave, then that may free up a spot in the Milan attack for the club to make a Mario Balotelli bid.
The Italian, currently at Manchester City, is continually being linked with the Rossoneri thanks to his status as a Milan fan and due to the fact that his agent is Mino Raiola.
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