Milan had attempted to sign Turkish teenager Arda Guler from Fenerbahce last summer, before he eventually moved to Spain to team up with Real Madrid, but the Rossoneri could be in line to make a new approach for the 19-year-old in the upcoming transfer window according to Saturday’s reports.

Arda Guler had a release clause in his previous Fenerbahce contract worth a reported €17.5m.

Madrid ended up paying more than that sum, eventually forking out €20m up front, plus up to €10m in bonuses and a 20% sell-on clause for the Turkish club. Milan ultimately missed out on his signing.

However, just shy of two weeks ago, outlets in Turkey reported that Milan were still interested in signing Arda Guler for the 2024-25 season. in Italy also noted interest from the Rossoneri on Saturday.

Arda Guler has had a tough time with injuries since joining Madrid, suffering damage to his meniscus during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, which kept him out of action for two months. There were also a series of muscular injuries that set him back over the autumn and winter periods.

Arda Guler ultimately had to wait until January 6 for his Madrid debut, which came in the Copa Del Rey third round against Arandina.

As a result of his injuries, Arda Guler has been limited to just 92 minutes of competitive action across five appearances in all competitions this season.

And, with superstar Kylian Mbappe and Brazilian talent Endrick set to join Los Blancos in the summer, chances of Arda Guler’s game time increasing next season are not particularly high as it stands.

For that reason, Madrid will likely look to loan Arda Guler out next season, according to Calciomercato.

Saturday’s report notes that Milan could be an ideal destination for all parties. And, the two clubs involved have a decent relationship after the eventual three-year loan spell that Brahim Diaz had in San Siro between 2020 and 2023.

If Milan are still interested, they could offer Madrid a two-year loan deal, or potentially a rolling one-year loan deal according to Saturday’s reports.

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