CM: Milan and Inter fighting for the same defensive target – the strategy of the two clubs

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Inter have different strategies to try and reach the same target during the upcoming transfer window, a report claims.

According to Calciomercato.com, both Milanese clubs have set their sights upon Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic who has decided not to renew his contract which expires in 2022 and will be put on the market.

Milenkovic was considered the first choice of Inter’s Marotta and Conte in case of Milan Skriniar’s sale to Spurs, but in the end the Slovakian did not leave.

Without the farewell of a big player, it is difficult to think that they could formulate an offer to satisfy Fiorentina, who continue to ask for €40m for Milenkovic. Inter are studying cheaper alternatives such as Armando Izzo of Torino and Vanheusden from Standard Liège, who Inter have a buy-back on for €20m.

For Milan, Milenkovic is the first choice target for the defence, and contacts with his agent Fali Ramadami have continued even after the window shut on October 5.

Maldini and Massara looked at other targets such as Kabak of Schalke and Simakan of Strasbourg, however in January they could go back in for the Serbia international if they are seriously fighting for a Champions League spot and are in the knockout stages of the Europa League.

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