AC Milan directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are looking ahead to possible opportunities that could arise in the January window, and one of them is Douglas Luiz.
Aster Vranckx arrived at Milan right at the end of the summer mercato on a loan with option to buy deal from VfL Wolfsburg, but he must of course earn his permanent move and there will always be options kept open to strengthen the midfield.
Il Milanista reports that Douglas Luiz was also mentioned in previous weeks as a target. The Brazilian was proposed to Milan by his entourage who, in turn, met the management at the Casa Milan headquarters.
The high price (€25m or more) meant that the deal stalled before it was able to become advanced, but Douglas Luiz could represent an opportunity for the future as he has a contract expiring next June and the discussions over an extension with the Aston Villa are not moving forward.
The player is increasingly attracted to the idea of a change of scenery and being a free transfer can help him choose his next destination. Milan continue to follow Douglas Luiz with interest and the Rossoneri would be a more than welcome destination, but there are other teams too.