CM: Calafiori is the favourite to replace Ballo-Toure at Milan

By Euan Burns -

FC Basel defender Riccardo Calafiori is currently the favourite to replace Fode Ballo-Toure when he leaves AC Milan in the coming days or weeks, a report claims. 

As has been reported by, the Senegalese defender’s move away from Milan has taken longer than expected after he turned down Fulham’s advances.

Sky Sport highlighted that Werder Bremen seem to have the best chance of signing him at this stage, given Nice and Bologna have not been offering the sort of fee that the Rossoneri require to let him leave.

Italy want an Italian player to be the deputy for Theo Hernandez, primarily for registration reasons, and that puts Calafiori and Luca Pellegrini at the top of the list.

The way that Calafiori performed last season in Switzerland and in the Europa Conference League showed that he has come a long way since his time at AS Roma, whilst Pellegrini seems more likely to sign for Lazio.

Tags AC Milan Fode Ballo-Toure Riccardo Calafiori
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