Milan coach Vincenzo Montella doesn’t feel out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is the right player to replace the injured Riccardo Montolivo at San Siro.
Montolivo suffered a serious knee injury in Italy’s World Cup qualifier against Spain in Turin on Friday.
Meanwhile, Fabregas has only been a bit-part player so far this season under new Blues boss Antonio Conte.
“We are looking for a player who has the characteristics of Montolivo, who can also play in a midfield two,” Montella told Corriere della Sera.
“Fabregas? He doesn’t have those particular attributes.”
Fabregas, 29, has featured in just four Premier League games for Chelsea so far this campaign.
However, the Spain international is contracted to the Blues until the summer of 2019 having joined the club from Barcelona two years ago.