AC Milan remain ‘strongly interested‘ in Celtic star Kristoffer Ajer ahead of the January window.

That’s according to Italian outlet Milan News 24, who claim that technical director Paolo Maldini is still keen on the player following the Hoops’ Europa League clash with the Serie A giants last month.

The report also adds that Milan’s January spending will rely heavily on investors, with Celtic’s away clash to Milan at the beginning of December a possible opportunity to resume negotiations.

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Ajer has just 18 months left on his current Hoops deal, so Celtic may need to make a tough call over the coming months.

The upcoming window could be one of the last opportunities for the Hoops to receive a sizeable fee for the centre-back, especially if he refuses to extend his Parkhead stay.

If Ajer’s situation at Celtic Park doesn’t change up until the summer, his valuation will only drop ahead of a possible pre-contract agreement deal in January 2022.

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It’s no surprise that Maldini is still keen on the Norwegian, though.

He was Celtic’s third-best starter in the 3-1 defeat to the Italian giants last month – recording a better WhoScored rating than Milan defender Simon Kjaer.