Di Marzio: Milan retain interest in Ivorian midfielder after recovery from malaria

By Oliver Fisher -

Hamed Traoré has recovered from malaria and that has got interested teams – among them AC Milan – once again alerted to a potential January opportunity.

Gianluca Di Marzio reported late last month that Traoré could end up back in Serie A because he is not finding playing time at Bournemouth and he has a market in Italy where several teams are admirers, including Milan.

However, there was a rather scary twist regarding the Ivorian the following day as Bournemouth confirmed that the former Sassuolo man was in hospital recovering from malaria.

Now, Di Marzio is reporting that Traoré could once again become an opportunity for Serie A teams this winter after he underwent a specialist visit in Rome yesterday which showed he is recovered and is ready to play.

Contrary to what the Bournemouth coach declared, Traoré has long since recovered from the disease and that is why he is attractive to those who have a slot available for non-EU players.

Milan have always appreciated him since his days at Sassuolo and would have a non-EU spot in the event they do not sign Matija Popovic. Napoli could be interested, as could Roma if Renato Sanches’ loan ends early.

Many will remember the 23-year-old as a winger/playmaker from his days with the Neroverdi, but he now plays mostly as a box-to-box midfielder, an area Milan could use help with Tommaso Pobega injured, Rade Krunic excluded and Ismael Bennacer at AFCON.

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  1. Oh someone with actual senior appearances, but is non-EU? See this is why we should pass on Popovic. Malaria is a tough one to recover from, glad he fully recovery.

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