AC Milan are eyeing Borussia Dortmund youngster Marcel Schmelzer.

Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani agrees with coach Max Allegri that they're short of fullback options and is currently scouring the market for potential prospects.

Genoa defender Mimmo Criscito was considered, while an enquiry for Sergio Ramos was quickly rejected by Real Madrid.

Galliani has now turned to 22 year-old Schmelzer, a Germany U21 international who has played at Dortmund all his career.

Milan hope to do business for €7 million.

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