AC Milan 'weigh up a January move for Manchester City defender Nathan Ake'

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AC Milan ‘weigh up a January move for Manchester City defender Nathan Ake’ after Simon Kjaer is ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee ligament injury

  • Nathan Ake has only made 14 appearances so far for Manchester City this season
  • But City are still unlikely to let the 26-year-old depart the club in January
  • The club are fighting for trophies in three tournaments in the coming months 


AC Milan are weighing up a January move for Nathan Ake to cover defender Simon Kjaer, who is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

According to The Sun, the Italian giants have identified the Holland international as a potential target.

But persuading City to let the centre-back leave this month could prove tricky.

Manchester City's Nathan Ake is of interest to AC Milan in the January transfer window

Manchester City’s Nathan Ake is of interest to AC Milan in the January transfer window

The 26-year-ol Ake has made 14 appearances in all competitions for City so far this season

The 26-year-ol Ake has made 14 appearances in all competitions for City so far this season

City are keen to keep their squad in tact as they battle for the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup as well as looking to maintain cover against any potential Covid outbreaks.

Ake has largely found first-team opportunities hard to come by at City since joining in a £40m move from Bournemouth in August 2020.

But the 26-year-old has started City’s last three matches. Overall, he has made 14 appearances in all competitions for the club so far this season. 

City currently lead the Premier League table by 10 points over Chelsea and 11 over Liverpool, who have a game in hand.

Milan need a replacement for Simon Kjaer, who is out for the rest of the season with injury

Milan need a replacement for Simon Kjaer, who is out for the rest of the season with injury

They are next in action on Saturday, when they face Ake’s old club Chelsea at the Etihad stadium in the day’s early kick-off.

Milan, meanwhile are second in Serie A and a point behind leaders and rivals Inter although have played a game more.

Kjaer sustained the injury last month, in his side’s 3-0 victory against Genoa. 

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