AC Milan chiefs have met with representatives of pair Hakim Ziyech and Armando Broja, according to reports in Italy.
The two clubs have been in close quarters in recents weeks, playing twice in the as Chelsea won 3-0 in London and 2-0 in Milan.
The Italian side are keen on two players who are on the fringes of the first team at Stamford Bridge, although both have featured since took over as manager.
Both players came off the bench in a recent 3-0 win over Wolves, with Broja scoring the final goal of that game, while the Albania international also came off the bench in the last match, a 2-0 win over .
However, they are far from guaranteed starters and Milan are keen on attracting them to the San Siro after being linked with a loan move for Ziyech over the summer.
report that AC Milan directors met with Ziyech’s lawyer and held talks with Cheikh Fall, an intermediary for Broja, on Tuesday.
Obviously the transfer window is not open and these would have just been preliminary talks, but the interest from the Italians in Ziyech remains, while they also see Broja as a long-term replacement for ageing strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olivier Giroud.
Broja only signed a new long-term contract with Chelsea in September, keeping him at the club until 2028.
The 21-year-old said at the time: ‘I’m lost for words really just thinking about it. It’s the club I’ve dreamed of playing for my whole life, the club that I support and the club that I love. I’ve been here since I was a boy so it’s a surreal feeling for me and my family.
‘To be able to put on the blue shirt with the first team is a dream come true. It’s amazing every minute that you get to play on the pitch because this is one of the biggest clubs in the world. There’s always competition and everyone wants to play so I’m just happy that I have the opportunity to be a part of it. Hopefully I get to play a lot of matches and be a part of the team’s success.’
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