The more days go by, the more convinced the Italian press are that Sung-Yong Ki will leave Swansea for AC Milan in the summer.

Out of contract at the end of the season, the defensive midfielder doesn’t appear interested in renewing at Liberty Stadium, which leaves him a free target for clubs around Europe.

Corriere dello Sport explain on Wednesday that out of both Ki and Jack Wilshere, the South Korean is the “simpler and safer” bet, especially considering his relationship with Massimiliano Mirabelli, Milan’s current director of football.

The 48-year-old knows Ki from his time at Sunderland, where he was a scout during the 2013-14 before moving to Inter as their chief talent spotter.

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This means the Italians have a bit of an advantage on anyone else keen on the 29-year-old, who ticks all the boxes in their required midfielder checklist, including “cost”, meaning Ki will likely join Pepe Reina and Ivan Strinic in the list of players arriving at San Siro for free at the end of the season.