CM: Milan put up a wall as Genoa ask for defender on loan – the situation could change

By Oliver Fisher -

Genoa have set their sights on the loan signing of AC Milan defender Matteo Gabbia, according to a report.

Gabbia burst onto the scene in the second half of the 2019-20 season as Stefano Pioli battled an injury crisis, with Mateo Musacchio and Leo Duarte missing long periods, plus further injuries to Simon Kjaer and Alessio Romagnoli.

Il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews) reported over the weekend that the Milan management are keen for Gabbia to go out on loan to another Serie A club in order to gain more playing time for his development.

According to Calciomercato.com, Genoa have made Gabbia a target for the summer window as they look to rebuild after another season battling relegation.

The Grifone would look to sign Gabbia on loan, but at the moment it does not seem an easy pursuit as Milan – for the time being – have closed the door.

Despite the opportunity to send the boy to play with more continuity, Milan do not have the depth at centre-back to consider letting him leave given the injury to Mateo Musacchio and the doubts surrounding Leo Duarte’s form.

However, things could change in the coming weeks, as the end of the market approaches and new arrivals potentially push Gabbia down the pecking order.

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