CM: Milan change their stance on Lille star Soumare – two other priorities highlighted

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have abandoned the idea of making a January move for Boubakary Soumare for the time being as they have other priorities.

Calciomercato.com recently reported how the Rossoneri management held talks over a deal for Soumaré with directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara negotiating concretely in September to add more quality to the midfield department.

Milan apparently seriously tried for Soumaré, offering a formula similar to the one that saw them land Sandro Tonali from Brescia – a high paid loan fee with an option to buy – but ultimately they would not get anywhere however as Lille never budged on their €35m asking price

The report went on to mention how Milan are still keeping an eye on Soumare, but now the same outlet seem to believe that Maldini and co. actually have different priorities for the winter market.

Instead, they will focus their efforts on signing a new central defender and a deputy to Zlatan Ibrahimovic to try and complete the squad.

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