CorSera: Maldini once again pushing for Liverpool-linked Bundesliga defender

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini is once again pushing hard to sign Schalke 04 defender Ozan Kabak, according to a report.

Calciomercato.com recently reported how Kabak is a player that remains in Milan’s sights and they could very well go back in for him when the window reopened having failed with an attempt to sign the 20-year-old late in the summer window, but that Liverpool are also interested.

SportBild recently reported that Kabak is the “hottest candidate” to leave Schalke in the January window as they cannot rule out the sale of their biggest names given the COVID-19 crisis affecting their finances.

The German outlet add that while Milan’s offer of around €20million in the summer window was turned down, the Gelsenkirchen club know that clubs are unlikely to pay his €45m release clause that kicks in next summer.

Today’s edition of il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) reports that Paolo Maldini is back in pressing on Kabak. The paper adds how Milan followed him for a long time in the summer and in January the negotiations with the German club could reopen.

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