Fulham look at AC Milan's forgotten defender

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Fulham are being linked with a move for AC Milan defender Cristian Zaccardo, who has become surplus to requirements at San Siro.

Cristian Zaccardo was a member of Italy's 2006 World Cup winning squad, but he is currently bench warming for AC Milan and may relish a move to Fulham.

The 32-year-old signed for Milan this time last year from Parma but he has been little more than defensive cover and must be aware of the clock ticking on his career.

There are no signs that new boss Clarence Seedorf will give Zaccardo any more first team opportunities than predecessor Massimiliano Allegri did.

And the centre-back has played abroad before, plying his trade for German side VFL Wolfsburg in the 2008-09 campaign.

Sportmediaset insists that Fulham were eyeing Nicolas Burdisso, who has now agreed a move from Roma to Genoa, and that the West London outfit see Zaccardo as Plan B.

While Zaccardo's deal at Milan expires at the end of June 2016, the Rossoneri aren't likely to place an exorbitant price tag on him.

Zaccardo, who has represented Italy 17 times, including three appearances and one own goal during Italy's World Cup triumph in 2006, has also been linked to West Bromwich Albion.

However, the Baggies are said to be less able to move in the market at the moment and Fulham are likely to bid unopposed.

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