AC Milan are reported to be planning a transfer for Chelsea midfielder Karney Chukwuemeka ahead of the new season.

According to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio (h/t Chelsea Chronicle), the Blues are open to offloading the midfielder on an initial loan deal with the aim of making the move permanent. He arrived in west London last summer for a fee of £20m from Aston Villa.

Since then, Chukwuemeka has had to struggle to play, be it under Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter or Frank Lampard. He finished the season with just 345 minutes in the Premier League.

Milan appear to have come out on top for the Englishman’s services and are open to making an offer for a loan deal. It is worth mentioning that Rossoneri He has also been closely linked with a move for Chelsea player Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

However, according to 90 Minutes, the sacking of directors Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara from AC Milan made the move uncertain. It seems they are now focusing on signing Chukwuemeka.

The 19-year-old has a long-term deal at Stamford Bridge that does not expire before the summer of 2028. It remains to be seen if either side will be open to putting a mandatory buy-out clause in his contract if he signs for Milan.

Chukwuemeka, who specializes in role No. 8, has not yet reached his prime. Before moving to the Blues, he spent six years on the books of Villans, appearing in 16 senior matches across the competitions.

Aguero supports the Chelsea star to thrive under Mauricio Pochettino

Chelsea have already confirmed Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager.

The Argentine tactician will take charge of the club’s pre-season before looking to help them break into the top four again. Despite spending big under Todd Boyley, Chelsea only managed to finish 12th in the league this season.

They also broke the British transfer record in January, signing Enzo Fernandes for £106.8m. The 22-year-old midfielder is now being supported by Sergio Aguero to become even better under his compatriot next season.

The former Barcelona striker told Stake.com via Metro:

“Poch always empowers his young players, and Enzo was one of those. This was his first season in England and although Chelsea didn’t perform well, he showed that he is up to the task of this great league. I think with Pochettino’s hand he will perform even more And better.”

The 2022 FIFA World Cup winner with Argentina provided two assists in 22 matches across competitions for his new club.

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