AC MILAN is closely monitoring Kyle Walker’s situation at Manchester City.
The England defender, who turns 33 next month, has just one year left on his contract.
So far there has been no indication that he is likely to be offered another deal as a difficult season comes to an end for him.
And Milan – who City could face in the Champions League final on June 10 – are hoping to see if they could be tempted this summer.
Walker has missed games through injury but also due to a new ‘reverse full-back’ system used by boss Pep Guardiola.
The former Tottenham man has also said he would like to play for his youth club Sheffield United before retiring.
Milan are no stranger to signing English players, with the ex-Chelsea academy star reporting Man Utd have Fikayo Tomori in their ranks.
Walker, filmed drunk in a bar last month, has only played 19 times in the league this season.
And Guardiola admitted this month he was struggling to adapt to City’s new tactics.
Pep said: “He [Walker] can’t do it. To play indoors you need to make some educated moves. He has other qualities.
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“He will always have pace. At 60 he will be the fastest in this space.
“The reason for this is tactical. It’s not because we’ve lost faith in Kyle.
“He can play when he comes inside and he’s done it many times but like on the position [against] Liverpool with Rodri and John Stones, he might need time and we don’t have time.
“What they have to do is two things. Don’t complain or there will be a problem. And try to do better and better so they are ready when I need them.
“Look at Nathan Ake this season. He didn’t play a minute last season and now he’s unthinkable.
“It happens. Nobody has a guarantee with me. You have to earn it and sometimes we need a different mold for the way we build or defend.
“Some players adapt better than others. They take it personally, but we’re not against them.”