Sunday, 9th December, 2012
Arsenal and Liverpool are looking closely at AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini, according to Tuttomercato.
The Frenchman has struggled for playing time under Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri and, though he stated recently after the match against Zenit St. Petersburg, in which he featured, that he is happy at the club, he did add that more games are needed.
Flamini missed the majority of last season through injury and managed only two appearances in Serie A.
He came close to leaving Milan over the summer, when his contract expired, but eventually agreed to put pen to paper for a further year.
However, despite being ready to play, Allegri has used Flamini sparingly and this season the midfielder has clocked up just three appearances in Serie A, with the Zenit match providing him with his first taste of the Champions League this year.
French giants Marseille have already expressed an interest in taking the 28-year-old back to his homeland next month, but Flamini may now have the opportunity to head to England.
Flamini turned out for Arsenal before joining Milan in 2008, and the Gunners are growing increasingly interested in bringing him back.
Liverpool meanwhile are desperate to strengthen their squad in January and Flamini is an option that would not break the bank.
Flamini’s spell at Milan has been dogged by injury troubles for the last two years and he may believe the time has come for a change in scenery.
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