AC Milan believe that Kristoffer Ajer could be the perfect centre-back partner for San Siro skipper Alessio Romangoli, Calciomercato claims, as Celtic hold out for £23 million.
Like Virgil van Dijk, Odsonne Edouard and Kieran Tierney before him, has the giant Norwegian centre-back achieved all he can in Scottish football?
Ajer is currently celebrating what could be his third and last Premiership title in green and white. His agent, speaking to the Daily Record, claimed that the 22-year-old was destined to leave Celtic during the summer transfer window with ‘several clubs’ interested.
One of those appears to be AC Milan.
The Italian giants are on the lookout for the ideal candidate to start alongside influential captain Romagnoli and Ajer, Calciomercato states, is the man they have settled on. The ‘chosen one’, if you will.
What’s more, Ajer will be tasked with replacing the experienced Argentina international Mateo Musacchio, who looks set for a return to La Liga after three years in Italy. Simon Kjaer, the veteran Dane, is another who could be on his way.
Celtic are not going to let one of the most highly-rated young defenders in Europe leave Parkhead on the cheap, however, with Ajer valued at £23 million.