Italians seek to take out of favour duo away from Stamford Bridge.
Serie A giants AC Milan are rumoured to be preparing a double raid on Premier League side Chelsea for veteran defender Ashley Cole and midfield rock John Obi Mikel this summer, according to Goal.com.
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Milan coach Clarence Seedorf is desperate to overhaul his ailing squad at the end of the season in a bid to avoid another disastrous campaign next term and he has been keeping a close watch on developments in west London.
Cole is out of contract this summer and there have been major doubts over his long term future as he has fallen behind Cesar Azpilicueta in the pecking order and as of yet there have been no new discussions over an extension.
Blues coach Jose Mourinho is thought to be keen on keeping hold of the 33-year-old, but owner Roman Abramovic has yet to sanction a new deal leaving the England international in a state of limbo regarding his future.
Milan have been keeping watch over Mikel for the past few months now and Seedorf is hoping to add some more steel to his midfield by pairing him with another former Chelsea star Michael Essien.
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