AC Milan are eyeing up Chelsea pair Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen as they look to replace the injured Simon Kjaer.

That’s according to journalist Nicolo Ceccarini, who says the ‘good relations’ between the two clubs could facilitate a move.

Milan are working to improve their squad in the January transfer window with the chance of the title one they don’t want to pass up.

The ‘first objective’ for them is to find a replacement for Simon Kjaer, who has been ruled out with a serious knee injury that will leave him out for the rest of the season.

He will need to be replaced as he is an important member of the club, but the search is not an easy one for Milan chiefs Maldini and Massara.

The club prefer Nikola Milenkovic from Fiorentina, but their Italian counterparts aren’t opening up to the possibility of a deal, so Milan are looking at ‘alternative opportunities’.

They could be available at Chelsea, where both Christensen and Rudiger’s contracts are expiring at the end of the season.

Christensen would be the more likely option, and ‘relations’ with the Premier League side are good after they have worked on deals for Fikayo Tomori, Olivier Giroud and Tiemoue Bakayoko in the past.

That means there is a confidence they could reach an agreement for the Dane; while Rudiger is ‘another track’ to be watched, although he is being courted by the biggest sides in Europe.

At this moment in time, it appears the Chelsea duo are just on a list rather than being serious options for Milan, but that could change once Serie A goes on its winter break.