Parma captain Cristian Zaccardo could be joining AC Milan in the January transfer window, Il Corriere dello Sport has suggested.
The Rossoneri have been linked with a number of high-profile players during their search for a new centre-back, but it now appears they could sign a very good player without spending a dime.
Namely, the San Siro outfit are set to sign Parma captain Cristian Zaccardo in a swap deal for full-back Djamel Mesbah.
Mesbah, 28, has been deemed surplus to requirements at San Siro and Milan will jump at the opportunity to get rid of the player in the January transfer window.
On top of that, they will get an experienced Serie A defender in return, who is also capable of playing at right-back.
Il Corriere dello Sport claims the two clubs have already reached an agreement, meaning Zaccardo is set to become club’s first signing of the transfer window.
Cristian Zaccardo, 31, has made a total of 327 Serie A appearances, and scored 20 goals in the process.