AC Milan step up bid to lure Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target

first_img1 Asier Illarramendi AC Milan are ready to step up their pursuit of Arsenal and Liverpool target Asier Illarramendi with Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel’s San Siro loan seemingly in the balance.As reported by talkSPORT, Van Ginkel could be set to return to Stamford Bridge after failing to secure much-needed first team football during his season-long loan stint at the Italian giants.That will leave a space in Filippo Inzaghi’s squad and, according to sources in Italy, Milan will take the opportunity to press ahead with their move for Real Madrid defensive midfielder Illarramendi.The gifted Spanish international is out of favour at Madrid and reportedly training with the reserves, following the acquisition of Germany World Cup winner Toni Kroos.Both the Gunners and Brendan Rodgers’ side have been linked with January moves for the the 24-year-old, who was once hailed as the long-term successor to Xabi Alonso at the Bernabeu.But they appear to have fallen behind Milan in the race to land him, with Inzaghi ready to pounce in January.last_img read more