As AC Milan continue to try and join the Serie A title race in the early stages of the current season, they know they will need some reinforcements in January.

A lot has been made about their attack and their renewed midfield, but their defence could also do with an extra player, which is where someone like Aymeric Laporte could help out, even though the player only recently left Manchester City for Al-Nassr.

This idea has been put forward by journalist Valentin Pauluzzi, interviewed by in Italy, who was asked about various topics, including a potential addition to AC Milan’s defence in the January transfer window.

That’s when he brought up the former Manchester City defender, who had lost his starting spot under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad and sought a new challenge over at Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia.

He said: “I don’t know if it’s feasible, but I’d take Laporte. He’s not a youngster, but we need a more experienced element for the defence to complete the team. Another Pellegrino wouldn’t be right, and AC Milan have shown from time to time that they can take experienced elements.”

The 29-year-old has played a lot since his move to Al-Nassr, making 14 appearances in all competitions, and it would be very interesting to see if there could be any room for a deal for AC Milan should that become a thing.

As for Manchester City, it’s no longer their problem, as they received €27.5m for the centre-back in late August, which helped them recoup some money a couple of weeks after agreeing a €90m deal with RB Leipzig for Josko Gvardiol.