Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen was on AC Milan’s January transfer wish list, but Frank Lampard blocked the idea of his exit in the winter market, according to Calciomercato.

The centre-back was viewed as a backup option by the Serie A side after they failed to land Barcelona’s Jean-Clair Todibo.

After having lost his place in Chelsea’s starting lineup in December, the Dane regained it from January until football was suspended due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Christensen continues to be linked with the Rossoneri as the Italian website states a potential deal could reopen in the summer, if the Premier League side bring in a new central defender.

Christensen has ‘asked for clarity to understand how to manage his own path’ in the event a new centre-back arrives at Stamford Bridge.

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The report adds relations between Milan and Chelsea are ‘very good’ and the San Siro side would take Christensen into consideration as a summer target after the transfer operation didn’t take off in January.

Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini, the two directors were shown the exit door by Milan and the club’s new technical leaders will ‘decide everything’ on whether or not to make an approach for Christensen in the summer.