Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is keen to bring experience into his defence, and has once again trained his sights on Real Madrid's Ricardo Carvalho. The Portuguese centre-half has fallen out of favour with Real coach José Mourinho, with the Bernabéu outfit making unsuccessful attempts to ship the player out last summer.
In Italy, 'Calciomercato' and 'TuttoMercato' have reported that the interest in the veteran defender has intensified and that he is a priority target for the 'rossoneri'. After the departure of Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain in the close season, the Milan defence has lacked a leader and much of the burden has fallen upon the shoulders of the Frenchman Philippe Mexès.
If the two clubs can reach an agreement, Madrid would save 4.5 million Euros a year on the salary of a player who has barely featured this season, and whose rare first-team outings have produced indifferent performances.