AC Milan could look at a loan deal for Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe in the January transfer window.

That’s according to Calciomercato, who say they could look to repeat the strategy that saw them get Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea last season.

Pepe has found himself out of favour at the Emirates this season, with Mikel Arteta favouring a system that doesn’t have a place for the Ivorian.

He’s managed just 482 minutes of action so far, with just five minutes of action in Arsenal’s last four games.

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That’s sparked speculation they could look to move him on in January, and several Premier League sides have been credited with an interest.

AC Milan can now be added to the list of suitors, with Calciomercato explaining that they are keen to improve their forward options in the January transfer window.

Pepe is a player they could look at, and there is talk they could do a deal like the one for Tomori in January last year.

He arrived from Chelsea on loan with a right to buy, which the Italian side did not hesitate to activate after his impressive performances between January and the end of the season.

He’s a bonafide success story and now a key player for Milan, and they could repeat the process by negotiating a similar deal with Arsenal for Pepe.

He suits them because he can play on the right or the left, which would allow Milan to alternate their forward line and keep things fresh.

There’s no mention of talks with Arsenal or the player as yet, just that he’s a player they could turn to, and a loan deal is very much in their thinking.