CM.it: Milan’s interest in German international confirmed but Chelsea want €35m+

By Oliver Fisher -

Antonio Rudiger looks all set to leave Chelsea before the window shuts and he has been approached by AC Milan, according to a report.

According to Calciomercato.it, Milan are looking to give head coach Stefano Pioli a new centre-back to work with before the window shuts.

Captain Alessio Romagnoli’s injury, Leo Duarte’s stop due to Covid-19 positivity and Mateo Musacchio’s long absence have meant that Milan have only Simon Kjaer and Matteo Gabbia as options in that department.

Therefore, a new signing is needed and there are many names that Maldini and Massara are considering, from Fiorentina duo Nikola Milenkovic and German Pezzella to Matija Nastasic of Schalke 04 and Omar Alderete of Basel.

In recent days, however, there has also been talk of a potential Serie A return for Antonio Rudiger. The German defender does not appear to fit the plans of Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and represents an opportunity for several top European clubs including PSG.

For Milan the interest is confirmed and real, but only under certain conditions. The Rossoneri are interested in a possible loan with option to buy while Marina Granovskaia – Chelsea’s transfer chief – is ready to let the 27-year-old go outright for a figure that is around €35-40m.

For the moment, she will not accept proposals of any other kind, and that is why it does not represent a concrete track for Milan at present.

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