On November 2nd, Tuttosport stated AC Milan will have to take on Tottenham Hotspur in the race for AFC Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly. It was also said the Cherries had rejected Spurs’ offer for the defender in the last window.

Stefano Pioli won’t be able to rely upon Pierre Kalulu until next February, and injuries to Mattia Caldara and Marco Pellegrino could see the Serie A side look for a new centre-back in January.

This is where the Bournemouth player comes into the picture and Milan have to be wary of the competition from Tottenham. That’s according to journalist Paolo Bargiggia, who made this claim on TV Play’s La Domenica Esplosiva, relayed by

He claims the Italian club are looking to strengthen their defence and attack in the winter market. For the former, the 25-year-old is identified as a target, and it’s stated he’s currently valued at €18m.

Kelly’s deal expires in 2024 and faced with the possibility of losing him for free, Bargiggia says Bournemouth could offer a discount to let go of him in January. He adds Milan would face ‘very fierce’ competition from elsewhere, with Tottenham ‘above all’.

The Englishman has made eight appearances this season for Bournemouth.