Manchester United and Liverpool are being linked with a shock move for AC Milan attacking midfielder Kevin Prince-Boateng.
The 25-year-old Ghanaian international has been one of the top performers at the San Siro this season, despite the Italian giants’ current domestic struggles this term. They lie 11th in the league table.
And, reports in German newspaper TZ claim the playmaker – who spent time with Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth in the Premier League – has become ‘frustrated’ at life with the Rossoneri, meaning he could follow Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva out the exit door.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is claimed to be one of the people considering a bid, with the Red Devils continuing their search for a long-term Paul Scholes replacement.
The club legend came out of retirement in mid-January 2012 to help the club in their fight for trophies, but at 37-years-old, the veteran is moving towards the later stages of his career.
Nick Powell and Shinji Kagawa were both drafted in at Old Trafford in the summer transfer window, but with nobody taking the mantle off Scholes at this stage, Prince-Boateng could be a potential candidate for Manchester United.
Liverpool also have a potential vacancy in the attacking midfielder position, with Turkish international Nuri Sahin only on loan at Anfield.
Joe Cole has come back to the Reds following a stint in France last season, but the England international has been unable to force his way into the plans of Brendan Rodgers with Joe Allen and Steven Gerrard also in-front of him in the pecking order.
Prince-Boateng would add more depth on Merseyside as the Reds look to challenge for a place in Europe once again, although it’s unclear how much Liverpool would have to pay for the player.