At the beginning of the week, there were strong claims from Italy that Malang Sarr had travelled to the country and was negotiating a move to Inter Milan.

It was explained that after Thomas Tuchel had left the defender out of his squad for the match against Manchester United, he travelled to try and sort out a January move elsewhere.

Those claims were later denied, and it was instead stated that Sarr’s agent had been offering the defender to Inter Milan, rather than the Serie A club forming their own interest, and had at that stage been rejected.

Another opportunity may now have opened up, also in Milan.

Simon Kjaer is out for the season having undergone a knee operation, and AC Milan are in the market for a replacement. Saturday’s edition of Gazzetta dello Sport say Sarr is ‘under consideration’, and there’s some optimism regarding Chelsea’s stance.

Tuchel doesn’t need the player, and the Blues and the Rossoneri have ‘excellent relations’, so it’s thought a loan deal would be possible in January.

However, Sarr is currently the priority option so his agent perhaps needs to continue looking.