AC Milan are in talks to sign Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic for the rest of the season.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international is available after recently finishing a four-month loan spell at Qarabag FK in Azerbaijan.
Begovic, 31, became an outcast at the Vitality Stadium last season informed by Eddie Howe he was no longer a part of his first-team plans.
Both Aston Villa and West Ham made bids for him last week but Cherries boss Howe blocked the temporary deals.
With his Dorset strugglers in the bottom three ahead of Sunday’s crunch home clash against Watford, he does not want Begovic joining either of relegation rival in this window.
AC Milan have entered talks with Bournemouth over goalkeeper Asmir Begovic with a view to a season-long loan deal
That has given Serie A outfit AC Milan the chance to sign the ex-Chelsea and Stoke stopper as a replacement for Pepe Reina as he is moving to Villa.
Talks between Bournemouth and the Italians are on-going as they thrash out an agreement regards paying Begovic’s wages.
Begovic has two and a half years left on a £110,000-a-week contract at Bournemouth but is willing to a cut in salary to end his misery on the south coast.
“All I want is to be playing at this stage of my career,” said Begovic, who cost Bournemouth £10million in July 2017.
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