AC Milan transfer targets, rumours and odds: Nemanja Matic on the move?

We have taken a look at some rumoured AC Milan transfer targets for the January window, as well as potential departures and the likelihood of each happening, based on current and projected odds provided by us.

Milan go into tonight's home game against Roma third in the Serie A table, having won three of their last four matches and looking strong for a UEFA Champions League place for next season. They were knocked out of this season's competition, dropping down to the Europa League, and may want a couple of signings to help bolster the squad and attack the remaining competitions they are in.

Milan are in good form right now. IPP/Roberto Bregani – Photo by Icon Sport

AC Milan transfer targets, rumours and odds

Rumoured AC Milan signings in January 2024

Brassier has kept seven clean sheets this season. Dave Winter/FEP – Photo by Icon sport

Lilian Brassier – 5/2* (*indicates projected odds)

Milan reportedly remain in contact over the potential signing of Lilian Brassier from Brest, but now face more competition for his signature. Napoli, Porto and Monaco are also thought to be interested in signing the centre-back, who has kept seven clean sheets in Ligue 1 this season – including in his last three matches to lift Brest up to an impressive fourth place. Milan are short at centre-half at the moment due to injuries, so this would be a smart signing.

Matic could return to Serie A. Johnny Fidelin – Photo by Icon sport

Nemanja Matic – 5/1*

Matic has fallen out of favour at Rennes, meaning that he is on the chopping block in this window. His experience at 35 years old could be an option for Milan, especially considering he is unlikely to break the bank, but other clubs may be alerted to his situation in the coming weeks. Given Ismael Bennacer has gone to represent Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Matic would provide sufficient cover in defensive midfield until he returns.

De Gea won the Premier League's Golden Glove last season – Photo by Icon sport

David De Gea – 33/1

De Gea is still a free agent after leaving Manchester United last summer. Milan have been linked, but with French star Mike Maignan already number one, it seems unlikely they will make a move. That is a view betting markets seem to share, as they are far down the pecking order of potential destinations for the goalkeeper.

Messi won the Ballon d'Or. Xinhua/Sipa USA – Photo by Icon Sport

Lionel Messi – 33/1

Messi is very unlikely to leave Inter Miami this month according to betting markets, and even more unlikely to join Milan. Still, they are among the listed clubs that are considered to be among his next potential destinations, but should not be taken too seriously at the price offered.

Osimhen has a release clause in his contract. Nderim Kaceli – Photo by Icon sport

Victor Osimhen – 33/1

Osimhen has been linked with a Napoli exit for a while now, and the new contract he has signed does contain a release clause of just over £100m. Again, Milan are considered among a number of other clubs to be his next possible destination, but the odds suggest they are not among the frontrunners for his signature.

Rumoured AC Milan departures in January 2024

Bartesaghi needs more game time – Photo by Icon sport

Davide Bartesaghi – Evens*

Bartesaghi looks the most likely to leave Milan between now and the end of the window, with Monza reportedly enquiring to sign him on loan. Milan are open to letting him go on a temporary basis, having made just seven senior appearances this season. They have good relations with Monza, having sent Lorenzo Colombo and Daniel Maldini on loan there recently, and Bartesaghi could well follow.


Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.