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AC Milan are among the clubs monitoring Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly.
The 25-year-old central defender’s contract expired in the summer and has shown no inclination to sign a contract extension.
Tottenham made a £20m offer to sign the England Under-21 international in August but Kelly opted to stay and will have a wider range of options from January as he looks to leave on a free next summer.
Milan have been collecting reports and their technical director Geoffrey Moncada was in the stands to watch Kelly take on Burnley last month.
Their interest in Kelly comes amid an injury crisis in Stefano Pioli’s defense.
AC Milan are considering a move for Lloyd Kelly (right), who will become a free agent next summer
AC Milan defenders Pierre Kalulu (pictured) and Marco Pellegrini have sustained long-term injuries
Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham failed with a £20million bid for the Bournemouth defender
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Both Pierre Kalulu and Marco Pellegrino suffered serious injuries in the 2-2 draw against Napoli at the weekend.
Pellegrino was diagnosed with a fracture of his left foot, while AC Milan confirmed that Kalulu underwent surgery on Thursday to repair a complete tear in his left rectus femoris tendon and that he will be out for four months.
Kelly moved to Bournemouth from Bristol City in the summer of 2019 for a transfer fee worth around £13 million
Since then he has made 117 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring two goals.
Kelly has been in and out of the Cherries squad this season due to injury, but has featured in six of Bournemouth’s 10 Premier League games.
The defender has also been linked with moves to Liverpool and Newcastle in previous windows.
Kelly joined Bournemouth in 2019 and has since made 117 appearances for the club