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AC Milan Trying To Close Chelsea Defender As Last Minute Alternative At Centre Back

The defender could be a solid option as a starter for the season.

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Gianluca di Marzio is reporting that AC Milan are seriously pursuing Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger as we are at deadline day given the complicated situation around the signing of OIzan Kabak from Schalke 04 and the key need for a centre back reinforcement given the injury crisis at the club and the three impending competitions.

Sky Italia via MilanNews.it are reporting that Milan will go in for the Germany international on a dry loan as he is considered excess to requirements at Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampard hence could be allowed to leave. The defender formerly played for AS Roma hence is adept to Serie A and could be a top reinforcement for the defensive unit. The report notes that there is competition for his signature as Tottenham Hotspur and PSG are also looking at him as an option. Milan are desperate given the late stage in the transfer window and the lack of viable options within their price range.