AC Milan have established some rather useful transfer connections with Chelsea in recent years, and have taken solid advantage of them to build a contending team in Serie A.
But a recent dip in results, with just two points from their last four games, has them trailing in-city rivals Inter Milan by eight points at the November international break, and potentially eyeing the January transfer market for some reinforcements to help them recover their positions in the second half of the season.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sempre Milan), one of those reinforcements could be Benoît Badiashile, with Milan eying a potential loan move for the 22-year-old center back.
That may sound like a non-starter at first glance, but Badiashile, largely through no fault of his own, has dropped well down the pecking order and has made just one appearance all season: a 60-minute start in the League Cup, where he scored a goal, too.
Badiashile was of course injured for the first couple months of the season, which has put him behind the curve when compared to the rest of his teammates. Levi Colwill and Axel Disasil lead the team in defender minutes and Thiago Silva remains Thiago Silva. Barring injuries or sudden unexpected drops in form (or tactical thinking from the manager), Badiashile’s opportunities could remain limited for the foreseeable future.
Milan certainly have nothing to lose by enquiring.