AC Milan have reportedly made a 'first approach' for Manchester United's Eric Bailly.
The Italian giants are keen to sign a new centre-back during the January transfer window, having lost Simon Kjaer for the remainder of the season with a serious knee injury.
A recent report claimed that Bailly had emerged as a leading target for the Serie A side, while Manchester City's Nathan Ake, Arsenal's Pablo Mari and Chelsea's Malang Sarr have also been linked with moves to Milan.
According to Sky Italia, Milan have made a 'first approach' for Bailly, who is currently in action for Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The 27-year-old signed a new contract with the Red Devils last April but has found it difficult to secure regular action this season, making just seven appearances in all competitions.