Italian giants AC Milan are lining up a shock move for Nottingham Forest defender Matty Cash in this month’s transfer window according to Football Insider.

Their first-choice right-back Davide Calabria is unavailable due to injury meaning they are now turning their attentions to Cash as a possible replacement.

Cash has recently signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Forest after he was linked with Premier League side Everton last month ahead of a move to the top flight but he committed his future by signing a new contract with the Reds.

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However, with a huge European side like AC Milan now eyeing a swoop for him, his head could possibly be turned by a transfer to Italy.

Milan are ready to test the Championship giants’ resolve to retain Cash this month but it would surely take a huge offer for Forest to consider selling one of their star players.

Forest are currently lying in fourth place in the division with Cash having been an ever-present this campaign under manager Sabri Lamouchi and has emerged as one of the best defenders outside the Premier League with his impressive performances.

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As well as being adept defensively, he has contributed in an attacking sense, scoring two goals and providing four assists in what has been a real breakthrough campaign for the 22-year-old.

AC Milan have been linked with several British based players in recent weeks and despite the club not being as consistently successful as they once were, they still remain a huge club with a fantastic history.

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