The defensive target that AC Milan fully commit to signing will depend on the Charles De Ketelaere operation, according to a report.
Today’s edition of Corriere dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) confirms that Milan’s pursuit of a new centre-back is a battle between Japhet Tanganga and Evan N’Dicka and it depends on De Ketelaere from a budgetary stand point.
If Milan managed to acquire the Belgian talent, they would in fact use up around 60% of the budget at their disposal, which is around €50m. That is why they would then favour a centre-back joining on an initial loan with an option to buy. In that case, it would be Tanganga in the front row after the talks with Fabio Paratici.
However, if De Ketelaere were to not join and a profile like Hakim Ziyech came instead – who would arrive on loan with an option to buy from Chelsea – that would then mean that Milan would have more to invest this summer on a defender.
The favourite would become N’Dicka, whose contract with Eintracht Frankfurt will expire on 30 June 2023, meaning that he can purchased outright for €15-20m.