CM: Milan in talks over deal for cut-price €25m defender as update on Liverpool’s interest arrives

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan directors Frederic Massara and Paolo Maldini are hoping to try and secure at least two reinforcements in the January window, with a centre-back still a major target.

According to the latest from Calciomercato.com, the aforementioned duo are using the international break to probe the ground and try to get some things moving. The player at the top of their wish list though remains Ozan Kabak of Schalke 04, and Massara in recent weeks has kept alive contacts with his entourage.

Schalke are experiencing a moment of economic crisis which will lead them to sell their top players, also because as it stands they are set for relegation to the second tier unless things change.

The Bundesliga club will be forced to do so under different and much more advantageous conditions than two months ago, the report adds, and Kabak’s valuation has now dropped from €35m to €25m with room for further discounts.

However, Liverpool are thinking seriously about signing the Turkey international as cover for the injured Van Dijk, and they too have had contacts in progress for several weeks, but the player has given his approval to join the Rossoneri.

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