Argentinian could be set to end nightmare stint with Nerazzurri.
AC Milan have targeted Inter defender Matias Silvestre following the news that Daniele Bonera has been ruled out for three months, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Italian defender suffered a fractured knee-cap during the game against Valencia in the International Champions Cup on Saturday night, and will therefore miss the next “70-90 days” as he recovers.
With options already short at centre-half, Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has wasted little time in targeting a replacement, and it is understood that while personal terms have already been agreed with Silvestre, the two clubs are still in talks over whether it will be an initial loan deal or a co-ownership.
The 28-year-old enjoyed a solid stint at Palermo prior to his move to San Siro, but has failed to replicate that form with the Nerazzurri and saw himself fall down the pecking order under former coach Andrea Stramaccioni.
It would appear as though little has changed since Walter Mazzarri was appointed earlier this summer, and therefore Silvestre would welcome the chance of a fresh start across the other side of the city.
The Argentine has had a troubled summer thus far, with Inter being forced into signing him on a permanent deal despite publicly revealing that they had no desire to do so but for a clause in his contract that made it necessary.
Having turned down a move to Parma as part of the Ishak Belfodil deal, Silvestre was then linked with a move to Genoa, but it would appear that Milan now represent his best option of leaving Inter.
It is not unusual for the two Milan giants to do business with one another having done so a number of times over the years, primarily with the Rossoneri benefiting the most.