AC Milan could make a January move for Liverpool's Fabinho, as Italian media report that the Rossioneri are seeking a replacement for the injured Lucas Biglia, and Reds fans are not having the news.
Biglia will be out until at least February, leaving Milan short of options in midfield as they look to mount successful campaigns in both Serie A and the Europa League, and they see Fabinho as a short-term solution.
Since signing for £40m from Monaco in the summer, Fabinho has taken his time settling into the Liverpool side, but despite acknowledging that he has seen a sharp increase in first-team opportunities in recent weeks, Corriere dello Sport report that Milan may try and convince Liverpool to release him on a short-term loan.
The report claims that Fabinho remains unsettled despite starting the Reds' last three games, and that Milan could capitalise on the fact that he is torn between the continuity of staying put and the increased first-team opportunities of playing in Milan.
AC Milan 'want to sign out-of-favour Liverpool midfielder Fabinho' this January:— Fields Of Anfield Road (@FOARsite) November 16, 2018
"as the Brazilian searches for more regular time on the pitch."
And, according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport:
"Milan could offer him an escape route to increased game time."
The rumour seems like a long-shot, in truth, and that's a sentiment echoed by Reds fans on Twitter, who have been quick to rubbish the rumours. Here's what they have been saying to it.
Out of favour ??? Come on lad , he needed time to settle , playing French league to Premium is a massive difference .... Give time and he'll be boss— Adam Parry (@AdamParry284) November 16, 2018
They stand no chance— olifant (@Olieefant) November 16, 2018
More fake news!— Ken Sheppard (@KenSheppard3) November 16, 2018
Saw this article and was just exhausted. Not even bait.— Akan (@talk_akan) November 16, 2018
international break and slow news day makes ppl do stupid things— ஷங்கரநாராயணன் (@shanksFOAR) November 16, 2018
There's always one, though...