AC Milan are set to make a formal bid of £10million for FC Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, but will face major competition from Premier League trio; Manchester United, Chelsea and Song's ex-club Arsenal, claims The Daily Star
The Cameroon international, who was signed for Barca back in the Summer of 2012 for £15m, has not maid the impact in Spain that he would have liked, and after spending two seasons on the fringes of the first-team, new manager Luis Enrique has finally told him that he isn't in his plans for the upcoming season.
Song, who left Arsenal controversially after falling out with assistant manager Steve Bould in pre-season, has only played for Barca 39 times in his two year stint there, and he has now been told to look for a new club this Summer as drastic changes are expected to take place at the Nou Camp after a very disappointing season.
The 26-year-old holding-midfielder was sold to Barcelona after his unprofessional attitude in Arsenal's pre-season, with reports claiming he got too cocky and was adamant that all top European clubs wanted him.
When Arsene Wenger heard about these behavioral traits from Song, he was quick to sell him and Barca offered £15m for his services.
However, just two years later, he is now up for £5m less and AC Milan are plotting a £10m bid for the midfielder as new manager Filippo Inzaghi looks at strengthening the side that Clarence Seedorf left at the end of last season.
Despite their needs and wants to add depth to their squad, the issue for Milan and Inzaghi is that once again, the San Siro outfit failed to achieve a Champions League place for next season, and the former-striker knows that may be an issue when trying to attract top stars.
Inzaghi and the club's president have been speaking all Summer about transfer plans and ideal targets, as the two are desperate to bring back the glory days to the club, but with Champions League not on offer, they may struggle to get their main targets.
Milan will also face serious competition from the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and United for Alex Song, as the English trio have all been interested in his services in the past, and according to previous reports, Song is interested in a move back to England.