Liverpool flop Aly Cissokho looks set to leave the club when his loan deal expires at the end of the season and could be set for a switch to Serie A and AC Milan.
According to unnamed Spanish sources cited by talkSPORT, Cissokho is out-of-favour with parent club Valencia and has already begun talks to move to Italy .
26-year-old Cissokho - a French international with one solitary senior cap to his name - moved to Anfield on a season-long loan deal last August, yet has struggled to make any sort of real impact for Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers.
While the unfortunate knee injury sustained by Jose Enrique back in November afforded the left-back the perfect opportunity to cement a regular starting spot and perhaps even secure a permanent long-term move to the Premier League, such a scenario hasn't really played out successfully for Cissokho.
The former Porto and Lyon star has made just 14 appearances in total for Liverpool, with the last coming in a brief substitute cameo during the 6-3 away win at relegation-threatened Cardiff in Wales last month.
Such a lack of influence would suggest that Liverpool will be reluctant to bring Cissokho to Merseyside on a full-time basis, perhaps paving the way for AC Milan to easily strike an agreement for his services.
The Italians - who are now under the management of a true club legend after Clarence Seedorf replaced Massimiliano Allegri in the San Siro dugout back in January - have desperately struggled for form at times this season and the former title challengers currently sit 11th in Serie A, 39 points adrift of reigning champions and leaders Juventus.