AC Milan linked with free agent Kevin Prince Boateng

Italian giants AC Milan have been linked with several players since the Serie A season ended and that's likely to continue until the end of the transfer window. The arrival of new manager Sinisa Mijahlovic should only increase the rumors, and the latest player involved is a former Milan star who played in the Bundesliga this past campaign.

Milan are favourites to pick up Boateng

According to several sources, Milan are contemplating a return of Ghana international Kevin Prince Boateng, as the talented playmaker is currently a free agent so he would be available on a free transfer. The 28-year-old spent the last season in Germany playing for Schalke 04 before he was made to leave by Horst Heldt and the club's directors.

Boateng was suspended from the team early in the season as he was accused of a lack of commitment. He was later released - together with winger Sidney Sam - and he wasn't able to sign with a team for the final weeks of the campaign so he wouldn't cost anything to the San Siro outfit.

The talented midfielder was approached by the press about the idea and he appeared to be keen to return to Italy.

Boateng keen to make a return to his former club

"A return to AC Milan? I love the city and would love to live there again," added the Ghana star. "My girlfriend works there as well. I will take everything into consideration after my holiday", he said to media outlet, Tiki Taka.

"We had a great team during my previous spell at Milan," he admitted. "We had champions like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Clarence Seedorf." Boateng said, so he could be in the mix to become one of Milan's first signings for the upcoming campaign.

Boateng also had some harsh words for Schalke following his release as he said that he was "kicked out of the team because the management didn't have faith in me anymore" but apparently he's solely focused on finding a new team. Considering how things are happening right now, San Siro appears to be Boateng's most likely destination for the 2015-16 season.