Report: Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi wanted by AC Milan

The 22-year-old Frenchman has been sidelined since November with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

AC Milan have set their sights on signing Aston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi this summer, according to Italian outlet

Amavi, 22, joined Villa from French side Nice last summer for around £10 million and made an impressive start to life in the Midlands, earning some rave reviews for his performances over the first few months of the season despite the club’s poor results.

The French defender also put up some impressive statistics in the process, recording two assists, 36 tackles, 57 dribbles, 37 interceptions, and 40 crosses in 10 Premier League appearances, while also winning 92 duels.

However, his season was subsequently cut cruelly short in November when he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury while playing for France Under-21s in a European Championship qualifier against Northern Ireland, putting a further dent in the claret and blues' survival hopes.

The attack-minded full-back is projected to be fit in time for preseason after resuming light training in recent weeks, but it now remains to be seen whether he will still be at Villa come the start of next term with the club dropping down to the Championship.

Get France Football News claimed last month that the Frenchman's agent has met with Villa officials to request that they do not stand in his client's way should a presentable offer be made for his signature, and's report suggests that Milan could be set to test that agreement.

Rumoured interest in Amavi should come as little surprise given his clear talent, but after such a prolonged spell on the sidelines, some faint hope has remained that Villa might be able to hold onto him over the summer as he builds back to full strength.

Instead, with Jordan Ayew, Idrissa Gana and Jordan Veretout widely expected to leave B6 after only one season with the club, it looks like all four of last summer's Ligue 1 imports could be heading for the exit door.

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