Earlier this month, Tuttosport stated AC Milan technical director Geoffrey Moncada was in attendance to watch AFC Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly live in action against Burnley.

The defender’s deal runs down in 2024 and the Rossoneri hope to convince the Cherries to let go of him in January. They are joined by Juventus and a few other English clubs in the transfer chase.

That’s according to TuttoMercatoWeb, who state the Serie A duo have already ‘tested the waters’ to sign the Bournemouth player.

Bournemouth are 16th in the table, four points above the relegation zone. Both Andoni Iraola and the Premier League side consider the centre-back a key player, to help them in their efforts to avoid relegation.

The 25-year-old’s sale in the winter market would see the English club earn a fee, but that would be far less than the money they’d collect if they stay in the top flight.

Therefore, Bournemouth have sent a clear message to clubs interested in Kelly that ‘he won’t leave in January’, even if they were to receive a ‘significant’ offer.

Milan and Juve would continue following the player, with a view to signing him for free next summer. Kelly, who has a desire to make a big jump, is also on the agenda of a few unnamed English clubs.