AC Milan Sporting Chief Leonardo has revealed that the Seria A side is still weighing the option of acquiring Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea.

Fabregas has been linked with a move to the Rossoneri in January, having made only one Premier league start for Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri in the current football season.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder has managed barely four league appearance as his contract runs out by the end of the season.

In an interview with the media following Milan’s barren draw with Torino on Sunday, the Sporting Director said: “We evaluated it, considering the possibility, but didn’t go all in. “We are still evaluating the conditions.”

Lucas Paqueta was in the stands at San Siro ahead of the Brazilian sensation’s imminent move to Milan from Flamengo, reportedly worth €35million.

Leonardo added: “There could be an economic sanction, we’ll see what happens. We do have a very negative balance sheet. We’ll certainly do something on the market, but we’ll take it slowly.

“Unfortunately, with the Financial Fair Play issue it has become a puzzle and a difficult one to work out. We need to wait and understand what we can actually do.

“The owners want to invest, but there are parameters to be respected.”