Chelsea and Manchester City are currently short of recognised left-back’s available for selection.

Pep Guardiola used João Cancelo on the left side this term, with Oleksandr Zinchenko acting as his back-up. Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel has only Marcos Alonso as the fit left-back at his disposal as Ben Chilwell is set for a long spell on the sidelines.

Due to the situations at Stamford Bridge and the Etihad, it was no surprise to see both the Blues and the English champions linked with Theo Hernández.

According to Calciomercato, the Champions League winners, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have ‘proposed very important contracts’ to the 24-year-old.

The Frenchman has been able to ‘resist the temptations’ from Chelsea, the Citizens and PSG because he wants to ‘keep the promise’ made to Milan chief Paolo Maldini over extending his stay at the San Siro.

Milan’s idea is to offer the fullback a new contract and with that, he will see his annual salary rise from €1.5m to €4m, after tax and excluding bonuses.

The renewal talks started in October and are ‘starting to close’. There are ‘last details still to be filled’, including the duration of the new contract [until 2026 or 2027].

Despite the ‘super requests’ from Chelsea, City and PSG, Hernández wants to continue at the club. Calciomercato state Milan chiefs Maldini and Frederic Massara are hopeful to conclude the renewal before the end of this month.