AC Milan seemed to be accelerating their pursuit of Sven Botman over the past few weeks and months but the matter may now be complicated.
According to a report from MilanNews, the Rossoneri management are determined to sign a centre-back this summer and Botman remains the name that is top of the list of the directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara.
The player himself actually confirmed his knowledge that Milan are interested in signing him, something he will have learned about after his agent’s visit to Casa Milan on 10 February.
“The intention is that to take a step forward. I hope the transfer is completed soon, preferably for preparation. Milan and Newcastle? They are interested, but I can’t and I don’t want more,” he said.
There has already been an agreement in place with the Dutchman over personal terms which has been there for some time and he would prefer a transfer to Milan, but the gap with Lille over transfer fee remains to be filed.
It can be bridged now that RedBird have taken over at Milan, but the option of Gleison Bremer remains as an alternative, even if there are many foreign clubs who want the Torino defender and possibly Inter, who are struggling to close a deal.