AC MILAN‘s Paolo Maldini will use tonight’s Europa League fixture as a scouting exercise according to reports in Italy.
Milan Live states that the Sporting Director will watch him with a view to bringing him to Italy if he impresses.
Ajer has been heavily linked with a move to Milan in recent months but no deal ever transpired. They decided against signing a new defender in the summer; however, they may consider a renewed approach for Ajer.
The quoted fee from SempreMilan that Milan were seemingly unstuck by is £25m; however, with eighteen months left on his deal come January, Celtic will likely be willing to deal with the Italians for £20m.
Ajer joined Celtic from IK Start in 2016 for £500,000 as a midfielder; however, Brendan Rodgers retrained the youngster as a central defender. The Norwegian became a first team regular striking up a partnership with Dedryck Boyata and impressing in the centre of defence.
Ajer had struck up a formidable partnership with Christopher Jullien at the heart of the Celtic defence before Neil Lennon opted for a 3-5-2 in the second half of the season. The Norwegian made 49 appearances in all competitions for the Scottish Champions last year and had continued this season being a mainstay in Lennon’s teams.