AC Milan will have to pay an astronomical fee if they want to sign Sven Botman from Lille this month, according to a report.
In a report on their live transfer centre, Sky Sports confirm that Botman is Newcastle’s number one target for January but Lille do not want to sell their best players if they can avoid it this month, because they are still in the Champions League and they want to secure a domestic finish that allows them to return next season too.
In addition, the Dutch international has got a contract at Lille that runs until the summer of 2025. The source claims that if Lille were to even consider selling Botman in this window, then they would be looking for a price in excess of £60m, which is around €71.6m.
Numerous sources have claimed that Botman is Milan’s number one target for the January window, but if that asking price is true then it certainly seems a pipe dream.