There is a lot of focus around whether AC Milan will be able to get the signing of a defender over the line in January, but they are also looking into potential options for the summer too.
Given the widespread injuries to the central defenders, in January the Rossoneri found themselves forced to recall Matteo Gabbia from Villarreal, as well as having explored multiple profiles in Italy and abroad as potential signings.
According to the latest from Gianluca Di Marzio (via Radio Rossonera), Milan turned to Merih Demiral who of course knows Serie A well given that he played for Sassuolo, Juventus and Atalanta.
The Turk now plays in the Saudi Pro League with Al-Ahli but the negotiation appears complicated due to the high salary and the idea being a six-month loan, even if the player would be very much open to returning to Italy.
Another name evaluated by the Rossoneri is that of Maxence Lacroix, a central defender at Wolfsburg. Milan sent scouts to watch him live during the match against FC Köln over the weekend, Di Marzio adds.
However, Lacroix remains a target for the summer transfer market, given that the German club are not willing to sell him in January.