Cesc Fabregas is contemplating a deal to depart from the Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window, with AC Milan keen to secure the services of the Spaniard.
According to reports in Italy, Gattuso’s team are interested in signing the player to Serie A, however, the player’s salary could prove to be a stumbling block in any potential contract.
Despite his limited role within the side, former Barcelona playmaker remains one of the highest paid players at Chelsea.
The Spaniard is out of the current deal at the end of the campaign and no new contract appears to be in the offing.
The experienced midfielder is now believed to be waiting to see if an offer from Italian giants arrives in the new year deal.
The Blues could decide to loan the player out for the remainder of the season if wages are proving to be an issue, something the club will do with Gary Cahill and Davide Zappacosta.
Chelsea could face a two year transfer ban and could be active in the summer transfer window in order to secure top class players after the season ends.