AC Milan have not given up on the idea of signing Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic, a report claims, and could make a new attempt in January.
Ajer was one of the names that was repeatedly linked to Milan over the summer as they were desperate to sign a new centre-back given how stretched the department is at present.
Calciomercato.com even reported last month that Celtic were willing to let the Norwegian leave on a paid loan with an option to buy and that Ajer had green-lit the move, while the player himself confirmed there was interest from Milan earlier this month.
According to Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Ajer will turn out for Celtic against Milan on Thursday night in the Europa League group stage opener, and it could in fact be that he is facing his future club.
The 22-year-old continues to be on the radar of the Rossoneri management, and they could return to trying to sign him in the coming months. Directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara could launch a bid in January or even wait until next summer, the paper adds.