NEIL LENNON has already hit out at tales AC Milan are preparing a bid of £14million for Kristoffer Ajer.

The Celtic manager was fuming stories of a move for the Norwegian international defender emerged on the day of a game before the Hoops’ 3-2 win over Livingston on Saturday, as CQN reported.

However, it now looks as though Ajer is merely seen as a back-up for the Italian cracks who have him on their reserve list of they do not get their original target.

It appears Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic is their priority signing, but they are haggling over the £40million evaluation of the 22-year-old Serbian international central defender, according to the Daily Record.

San Siro bosses are attempting to thrash out a deal with their Serie A rivals and an announcement could be made this week.

Lennon has insisted he does not want his 22-year-old versatile back-four performer, who still has two years to run on his contract, to go anywhere and scoffed at the £14million figure quoted in the Italian media.

Ajer is preparing to travel to Latvia with his team-mates tomorrow for Thursday evening’s Europa League qualifier against Riga.

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