CM: Maldini believes in Milan midfielder’s potential but Giampaolo and Torino are pressing

By Oliver Fisher -

Marco Giampaolo is set to become the new head coach of Torino and he wants to take an AC Milan midfielder with him, according to a report.

Calciomercato.com are reporting that Giampaolo is set to take over and become the new boss of the Granata, and he already has a target in mind to reinforce the midfield in Rade Krunic.

The Bosnia international joined from Empoli last summer but has struggled for game time, even finding himself behind Lucas Biglia in the pecking order towards the end of the season.

His injury problems too have led to speculation that he could leave Milan after just one year, and the report adds that several clubs have knocked on Milan’s door to ask for information.

Torino are the team in pole position having tried to sign him in January, and Krunic is in fact a specific request from Giampaolo, who wants at least three players that he knows.

Paolo Maldini believes in Krunic’s potential after having scouted him directly for months and months, but they would not oppose a possible sale if the player asked to leave. That’s why contacts with his agent are expected in the next few hours to take stock.

Milan’s asking price for the time being is the €8m they paid a year ago.

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