Mexes and De Sciglio join Bonera in treatment room.
AC Milan are set to secure the signing of Inter defender Matias Silvestre as the club’s defensive options continue to fall through injury.
Both Philippe Mexes and Mattia De Sciglio will miss the upcoming Audi Cup and the remainder of the International Champions Cup through a muscular strain and knee injury respectively.
Combined with Daniele Bonera fracturing his knee-cap at the weekend in the 2-1 win over Valencia, Milan are short of options at centre-back as the season draws closer.
It is particularly worrying for the Rossoneri considering their season starts early with the Champions League qualifiers in the middle of August, with their opponents yet to be announced.
As a result, after a meeting between director Ariedo Braida and Inter, a deal has reportedly been reached to take Silvestre to the other half of Milan, with respected Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio confirming that it is a loan deal with the player’s medical set to take place on Tuesday evening.
It had appeared that negotiations were set to be broken off between the two rival clubs after a disagreement over the fee to take the Argentinian to Milanello.
However, despite looking at alternatives it now appears that the Rossoneri have settled on bringing in the 28-year-old after a disappointing spell with their city rivals.
“Talks have been completed for Silvestre,” Galliani later confirmed to Sky Sport Italia as reported by Football Italia. “He’ll soon have his medical with us.”
Silvestre established himself as one of the more impressive centre-backs in Serie A during his time with Palermo, and he will look forward to a fresh start in the red half of Milan ahead of the new season.