AC Milan currently have two centre-backs on their wish list as their desire to bring in a new defender has become a desperation, it is claimed.
With Alessio Romagnoli, Mateo Musacchil and Leo Duarte all currently unavailable for selection, the management must act swiftly to reinforce a department that is one injury away from being in complete crisis, with Matteo Gabbia and Simon Kjaer the only healthy options at present.
According to il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanLive), the Rossoneri have set their sights on Takehiro Tomiyasu of Bologna and Wesley Fofana of Saint-Etienne, one of which should be Milan’s new signing for the back line. The problem is, however, that both are considered ‘expensive’ targets.
Tomiyasu is valued at around €25-30m by the Rossoblu, and they are reported to have declined offers from foreign clubs this window, while Fofana has long been admired by Milan but there is talk of a €40m bid from Leicester that still may not be enough.
The third option remains Matija Nastasic, who would arrive on loan with an option to buy, but this is really just an emergency solution for Milan who are working on other fronts.