AC Milan move to secure loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder

first_img1 Asier Illarramendi AC Milan are lining up a January loan swoop for Arsenal and Liverpool target Asier Illarramendi.The Spanish midfielder has been on Arsene Wenger’s radar for some time and the Gunners boss missed out on the gifted midfielder when Madrid paid Real Sociedad £25.5m to land him last year.But he has struggled to establish himself at the Bernabeu and, to date, he has started just 16 La Liga games for his new club.Arsenal could be in the market for a new deep-lying midfielder with question marks over the future of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini, and they could move for Illarramendi, while Liverpool are also understood to retain an interest.But the Premier League sides may have to look elsewhere with sources in Spain indicating the 24-year-old could be on his way to Italy.Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti retains good links with Milan CEO Adriano Galliano and talkSPORT understands Milan have been in touch about a potential January loan for Illarramendi.last_img read more

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