Tuttosport: Maldini hints at Milan’s desire to sign a defender but admits it ‘won’t be easy’

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan must go on the hunt for a new centre-back and Paolo Maldini has admitted that a signing might have to be made in January.

On their official website, the club announced that Kjaer underwent an arthroscopy on his left knee for the reconstruction of his anterior cruciate ligament and the re-insertion of his medial collateral ligament. The operation was carried out at the La Madonnina Clinic and was perfectly successful, but he will be out for at least six months as a result.

Tuttosport (via MilanNews) reports how before yesterday’s match against Liverpool, Maldini gave an interview to Mediaset Infinity during which he actually opened the possibility that Milan will dip into the market in January to sign a central defender who will replace the injured Kjaer.

“If someone is hurt, it’s normal to think you could replace him. Even an important player like Kjaer could be replaced. Let’s see how, it won’t be easy to find someone really decisive,” he said.

RATINGS: AC Milan 1-2 Liverpool – Krunic the stand-out; unfocused Theo

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