It seems as though Leo Duarte’s time at AC Milan is set to end for the time being as he is close to joining Istanbul Basaksehir on loan.
The arrival of a new centre-back in the current window is more and more probable and Milan could therefore there has been speculation that Milan will look to thin out the defensive department where Romagnoli, Kjaer, Gabbia and Kalulu are absolutely untouchable.
Multiple sources reported last night that Duarte is set to move to Istanbul Basaksehir in a deal that has somewhat gone under the radar until its completion.
According to the latest from Di Marzio, the player has cleared his locker at Milanello and is now in Turkey, with the deal being finalised on the basis of a loan with the option to buy. He will undergo his medical examinations soon and things can be expected to be made official in the coming days.