West Ham chase veteran Italian

AC Milan midfielder Massimo AmbrosiniWest Ham’s hopes of agreeing a summer deal for Massimo Ambrosini have increased significantly with news that AC Milan will not be renewing the midfielder’s contract, according to reports from Sky Sports.

The Hammers have been tracking the 36-year-old for the past few months, with manager Sam Allardyce keen to add experience to his ranks ahead of the new Premier League season.

Ambrosini has racked up more than 300 appearances for the Serie A giants, winning four league titles and two Champions League trophies.

As well as this, the veteran was named as the San Siro outfit’s captain in 2009, succeeding club icon Paolo Maldini.

However, his 18-year stint in Milan is set to end in the coming weeks, after the club confirmed that his contract will not be renewed.

Despite his age, Ambrosini is believed to be keen to continue playing at the highest level, a wish that West Ham could grant.

The 35-time Italian international has often been lauded for his aerial ability, tackling prowess and reading of the game, all of which are key skills in the English game.

If Allardyce makes a move, he is likely to offer Ambrosini a short-term contract to allow him to pursue younger targets.

Is Massimo Ambrosini past it? Or could his knowledge and experience help West Ham?

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