Scotland under-21 star Aaron Hickey could make a January move to Serie A giants AC Milan, according to reports in January.

The former Hearts kid, now with Bologna, has had a stellar campaign so far in Italy’s top-flight and it is claimed Milan could spend as much as €15million to get their man.

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According to Italian outlet Calcio Dangolo, injuries to Theo Hernandez and the unreliability of back-up left-back Ballo Toure has left the Milan giants looking for new options to add to their squad.

After being identified by Paolo Maldini and the Rossoneri management as the “ideal” candidate to deputies for Hernandez, the Scot could make the move to the San Siro in the new year.

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The report states: “Due to Covid-19, Theo Hernandez has missed three games against Porto, Bologna and Torino.

“It gave coach Stefano Pioli the opportunity to try the new signing from Monaco, Ballo Touré, on the left wing.

“The Senegalese player, however, did not convince either the team or the fans, especially in the defeat against Porto where the defender found himself in difficulty several times.

“Paolo Maldini and the Rossoneri management are thinking of sending him out on loan to play more consistently and gain confidence in his own means.

“In the Rossoneri’s sights is Aaron Hickey, indicated by the Rossoneri entourage as an ideal alternative to the French international to preside over the left side lane.”

Hickey has scored twice in 11 Serie A games for Bologna this season and has found himself deployed further up the pitch in recent games, taking up a winger’s role rather than his more familiar berth in defence.

A move to Milan would see Hickey become the first male Scottish player to pull on the famous red and black stripes since Joe Jordan almost 40 years ago.

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