AC Milan’s Galliani suggests interest in Arsenal target Alessio Cerci

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The Italy international has struggled for game time at Atletico Madrid, with potential for a January loan deal on the cards.

Alessio Cerci has struggled to adapt to life in Spain following a big-money move from Torino to Atletico Madrid in the summer, with rumours gathering pace that the Italian could be set for a January loan deal.

The 27-year-old was thought to be a target for a number of English clubs before securing a switch to the Spanish capital, with Arsenal in particular a reported suitor.

With Cerci yet to start a La Liga game for Diego Simeone’s men this season and featuring in only 114 minutes of action as a substitute, there is seemingly scope for a loan move away from the Vicente Calderon next month.

However, should Arsenal revive their interest in Cerci they will surely face competition from a number of Italian teams.

AC Milan have been mentioned as a side eager to end the winger’s struggles in Spain, with director Adriano Galliani quizzed about the player today.

“For now, there is nothing,” Galliani is quoted as saying by Gazzetta dello Sport when asked about Cerci moving to San Siro.

“But this doesn't mean that something couldn't happen in the future.”

Whether Arsenal would be interested in Cerci once more remains to be seen due to his lack of form and the summer additions of Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez.

However, with a lack of proven talent available half-way through the season, Cerci could well be a shrewd piece of business.

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