​AC Milan are believed to have reached an agreement to sign Sevilla centre-back Simon Kjær, who is currently on loan with Serie A side Atalanta.

A centre-back is thought to be incredibly high on Milan's wish list for the January window, with I Rossoneri linked with a whole host of defenders from around Europe.

Simon Kjaer

Kjær's loan with Atalanta is set to run until the end of the season, but the Dane is expected to be allowed to leave this month after managing just six appearances all season, and ​Fabrizio Romano states that ​Milan will be his next destination.

Gianluca Di Marzio recently revealed that Milan are set to offload defender Mattia Caldara to Atalanta in the coming days, which will likely have opened the door for them to pursue Kjær instead.

Caldara's departure would leave Milan with just two fit senior centre-backs - Alessio Romagnoli and Mateo Musacchio - so finding some emergency cover is a top priority.

Mattia Caldara

​Calciomercato add that the deal is expected to be a six-month loan, after which Milan would evaluate all their options. Kjær is under contract with Sevilla until 2021, so could be available for cheap if he impresses at San Siro.

While this move by no means rules out deals for some of their other targets, it certainly makes any further defensive additions slightly more unlikely.

​Liverpool's Dejan Lovren and ​Chelsea's Andreas Christensen are both thought to be on Milan's radar, after talks over a potential move for ​Barcelona youngster Jean-Clair Todibo stalled.

Stefano Pioli

It has been a disastrous start to the season for Milan, who find themselves down in 12th in the ​Serie A standings. Stefano Pioli's side have managed just six wins from their 18 games, in which they have only netted 16 goals, and fans have begun to grow incredibly frustrated with every aspect of the club, including management and the owners.

The arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimović is hoped to put a stop to the turmoil, and Kjær's imminent move could offer some more defensive stability.

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