Bild: Kabak déjà vu for AC Milan as Schalke set to win race for major defensive target

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are in danger of missing out on yet another centre-back to Schalke 04 as the Bundesliga side are reportedly close to signing Jean-Clair Todibo.

Milan have been constantly linked with a move for the Frenchman over the past month as they look to add a centre-back to their ranks in the January window.

Todibo appears to be the first choice defensive reinforcement for the Rossoneri, but a deal is seemingly in the balance as Maldini and Boban are growing ‘impatient’ with both Barcelona and the player, as per the latest reports.

According to German outlet Bild – as cited by MilanNews.it – Todibo is in fact ‘one step away’ from joining David Wagner’s Schalke.

The Gelsenchirken club’s sporting director – Jochen Schneider – is expected in the Catalan city to complete the agreement for the former Toulouse man.

Of course, Schalke also rivalled and eventually beat AC Milan to the signature of Stuttgart defender Ozan Kabak over the summer. They currently sit fifth in the table, level on points with Dortmund in the final UCL spot.

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