AC Milan are ready to rekindle their interest in the Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer this summer, according to reports in Italy.
The Norwegian has been consistently linked with a move to the San Siro in recent times but nothing has ever seemed to become official.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, that could all be about to change. It is reported by the Italian journalist that Milan are willing to sign Ajer, who is being valued at an apparent €15 million (£14m) by Celtic. It is also suggested that the deal might take the structure of a season-long loan with an option to buy, which could become mandatory should Ajer play a number of games for the club.
Ajer has been linked with a move away from Celtic for some time and it seemed earlier this summer that he was on his way out.
As previously reported by Sky Sports, the Norwegian’s agents had asked Celtic for a valuation of the player so they could start looking for a potential exit. This came after the Bhoys were dumped out of the Champions League by Hungarian side Ferencvaros.
Ajer is clearly capable of playing at a top European league although his topsy-turvy form this season does suggest the 22-year-old might be distracted by this talk of moving on.
Neil Lennon has since rubbished reports that £14 million would be enough to sell the player. As reported by BBC Sport, Lennon made it clear Celtic want to jeep the player and that there had been ‘nothing’ in regards to contact with the Rossoneri over a potential deal.
Celtic fans might have to get ready to watch this transfer story rumble on until the window slams shut.