CM.it: Milan could use good relations with Lille to seal €25m deal for out-of-favour midfielder

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could reignite their interest in Lille’s Boubakary Soumare and complete the midfield department, according to a report.

Calciomercato.it reports that Soumaré has been in the sights of Milan for some time and January it could represent the right opportunity for the management to move.

The purchase of a central defender is still the priority, with Schalke’s Ozan Kabak and Strasbourg’s Mohamed Simakan the names that are most popular at the moment.

However, Milan have repeatedly said they are ready to take advantage of the right opportunity should it arise, and Soumare’s situation is an interesting one. His renewal has not arrived yet and his current deal expires in June 2022, meaning that Lille could be forced to sell for €25million.

Relations between Milan and the Ligue 1 club are excellent, especially after the Leao and Djalo deals, and the fact Soumare is seemingly behind André, Xeka and Renato Sanches in the pecking order means he could push for an exit too.

Pioli in the summer requested four midfielders of starter quality  and Rade Krunic is the fourth choice at the moment, but the Bosnian does not seem to be a viable option there as seen against Celtic.

 

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