CM: Milan push ahead with talks for PSV captain as €25m asking price is slashed

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have identified PSV Eindhoven captain Denzel Dumfries as their primary right-back target for the upcoming window, a report claims.

The mangement are looking to fix what has been a problem area for the Rossoneri this season, with Davide Calabria and Andrea Conti having struggled due to a combination of injuries, suspensions and poor form.

According to Calciomercato.com, Dumfries is considered the right physical and technical profile to slot into Ralf Rangnick’s 4-4-2 system, amid reports the German will take over as manager.

Dumfries – who had seven goals this season in the league before the Eredivisie season was cancelled – is currently on a deal runs until 2023, but he is almost certain to depart before then.

Without the revenue from the Champions League (having finished fourth, seven points behind Ajax and AZ Alkmaar), PSV will be forced to sell its big names. Among these is Dumfries, for which the initial price, €25million euros, has dropped due to the coronavirus emergency.

Raiola knows it as do Milan, who now expect to save at least 30 percent off the €25m price. The negotiation has been going on for weeks and could spike by the end of the month.

Dumfries played his last official match on 8 March against Groningen, and if he becomes a Rossoneri he risks playing his next next official match in mid-September, practically six months later, a scenario that is not seen as an obstacle yet.


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