Rossoneri looking for replacement for the injured Bonera.
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has confirmed that the club are in talks with rivals Inter over the signing of Matias Silvestre.
The Rossoneri are in the market for a central defender after Daniele Bonera suffered a fractured knee-cap during the game against Valencia on Saturday night.
The Italian stopper is expected to be ruled out for between 70-90 days with the injury, leaving Milan light in terms of options at centre half ahead of the Champions League qualifiers and new Serie A season.
As a result, they have moved quickly in identifying a short-term solution, and have entered talks with Inter over signing Silvestre, although it is still unclear as to whether it will be a loan deal or a more permanent move, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“We’re in talks with Inter over Silvestre. Now I will meet with the Inter directors to find an agreement,” Galliani told reporters.
“We still haven’t agreed upon what kind of deal it will be for Silvestre,” he added.
Philippe Mexes and Cristian Zapata are likely to continue as Massimiliano Allegri’s preferred central pairing, but Milan remain weak in that position despite the summer arrival of Colombian stalet Jherson Vergara.
Along with Cristian Zaccardo, Allegri will have just four players available to start the campaign, which has thrust Galliani into action in the transfer market.
Silvestre enjoyed a successful spell at Palermo prior to his move to Inter, where he has struggled to replicate the same kind of form and has been limited to a squad player.
As a result, he will hope that the move will give him the opportunity to re-establish himself in Serie A, if given the chance by Allegri.