AC Milan reportedly want Andre Villas-Boas to take over as their head coach.

The Rossoneri are enduring a torrid time in Serie A, and currently sit 10th in the league after winning just four times all season.

Milan have won just once in their last eight games and currently sit below Hellas Verona, Genoa and Torino in Italy's top division.

According to the Times, the Portuguese coach has been contacted by Milan officials about the prospect of taking over from Massimiliano Allegri at San Siro.

It is believed that Villas-Boas is planning to take the rest of the season off before trying to gain employment.

However, Allegri's contract is up in June, leaving Milan free to make a formal offer for the former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea boss.