CM: Maldini wanted to replace Conti with Ivory Coast defender

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan director Paolo Maldini wanted to sell Andrea Conti in the summer and already had his replacement lined up, a report claims.

Two clubs were strongly linked with a move for Conti in the recent transfer window, but he ended up staying with the Rossoneri to fight for a starting spot.

Calciomercato.com stated that Werder Bremen had made an official offer for the 25-year-old, while Sky Italia reported Parma were also interested.

According to an update from Calciomercato on Tuesday, Maldini in fact was happy to allow Conti to leave on loan for Parma, but the player made it clear he did not want to go.

In the event that the former Atalanta man did leave though, Serge Aurier would have been ready to join from Spurs as his replacement.

On Sunday, SportMediaset claimed that Milan are still chasing Aurier ahead of a possible January move, while Calciomercato.it are reporting that Atletico Madrid’s Santiago Arias could be a potential target.


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