Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla could join Serie A giants AC Milan during the January transfer window as Arsenal are reportedly set to cut their losses on the player.
Injuries have denied Cazorla from reaching his potential at the Emirates, and he is currently out with n Achilles injury. He picked up the injury last month in the Champions League game against Ludogrets, and he missed another this week against French side Paris Saint Germain.
Despite his injury concerns, AC Milan have been on his case for long. The Sun reports that Milan and Juventus are keen on landing the player when the transfer window opens in the New Year. There is a void left with the departure of Paul Pogba, and the huge transfer gain would be enough to offset any price tag the Gunners would place on Cazorla.
Juventus coach Masimiliano Allegri is a fan of the player and would be willing to land him as an extra option in the squad if Arsenal would agree in January. He would have to battle recently hired Vincenzo Montella and the Chinese consortium money Milan would be bringing to the table.
Milan were reported to be interested in Spurs forward Harry Kane, but Express Sport says Milan thinks Cazorla is a statement signing and would be easier to poach. Harry Kane wants a much-improved deal financially, and that has paused negotiations about a new deal. Spurs would definitely want to get the best deal if the player were to leave. However, Cazorla’s deal with Arsenal is set to end next year. This means the player can seriously enter talks with other clubs very soon, particularly as Arsenal have not agreed a new deal with him yet. Since 2012 Cazorla has appeared 177 times for the Gunners.