AC Milan sporting director Leonardo has confirmed that the club is keen on signing former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas ahead of the winter transfer market scheduled to begin in the next few weeks.
Leonardo made this known in an interview with Sky Italia via the Daily Mail.
The AC Milan chief also confirmed that the seven-time European champions are still weighing up the option of making a bid for Fabregas.
The Chelsea midfielder has repeatedly been linked with a move to AC Milan with six months left on his Blues contract.
He has lost his place in the Chelsea team since Blues boss Maurizio Sarri became manager in the summer as a replacement for compatriot Antonio Conte.
Cesc Fabregas has featured for in just 11 games in all competitions in the colours of the Blues this season.
He started seven of those games, scoring once and providing two assists.
Cesc Fabregas was a mainstay of the Chelsea team under the aforementioned Conte.
He could leave for AC Milan next month with a fee of around €10m being mooted as a possible transfer fee for the 31-year-old midfielder.
Milan are desperately in need of midfield cover as a result of the injury to both Giacomo Bonaventura and Lucas Biglia.