The Portuguese international was only signed from Porto in the summer for €38m (£33.5m) but has struggled for form in Serie A. Spanish newspaper Sport reported last week that Arsenal and Barcelona were watching developments after coach Gennaro Gattuso criticised Silva’s technical ability and performances.
It now seems that the 22 year old could be allowed to leave after just six months. La Stampa report that Milan’s wage bill has rocketed above €50million, following their €200m spending spree before the start of the season, and they are looking for ways to reduce their expenses.
The Italian side are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League following a difficult start to the season, and the club can’t sustain such spending levels outside of European competition.
It means Silva, who has scored eight goals in ten Europa League games this season, but none in Serie A, could leave on loan, along with his team mate Hakan Calhanoglu.