Serie A giant AC Milan are keen on landing troubled Arsenal play maker Cesc Fabregas in January, according to reports.

The out-of-favour midfielder was recently dropped from the Spanish national team that is playing the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Fabregas has been relegated to the bench since Blues manager Antonio Conte arrived at Stamford Bridge.

Fabregas, who was a regular and a key member of the Premier League winning squad of 2015, has started just one game in the league this term. The only start he made, he was substituted before the half hour mark as the Gunners embarrassed Chelsea 3-0. Chelsea returned to winning ways in the game against Hull City, thrashing them 2-0 but Fabregas didn’t get any action.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona player has had a frustrating year, and the pressure might force him to cave in despite swearing allegiance to Stamford Bridge. With Chelsea’s defensive woes, the club’s management are happy to add Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci to the set-up. This has fuelled rumours of a possible swap deal for both players.

Corriere Dello Sport report that Juventus will definitely face serious competition from Milan. The Rossoneri are keen on getting the signature of the Spaniard during the January transfer window. Despite claims that Fabregas is not for sale, the figures point that the player might leave in January. It would be difficult for Chelsea to get top dollar for the player as his current form, recent lack of enough play time and age would mean interested parties price him low. There were reports that Conte told Fabregas he could leave when he arrived Chelsea. Though the reports have been denied, it is still a possibility that the Spain international would exit soon from the South London-based club.