FootMercato: Lille man turned down Milan approach but summer move is possible

By Isak Möller -

Heading into the January transfer window, one of Milan’s priorities was to reinforce the midfield amid Rade Krunic’s struggles to play in a pivot. With several targets evaluated, they ended up with Soualiho Meite. 

The Frenchman joined on an initial loan deal from Torino, with a buy-out clause included in the deal. Meite hasn’t had the best of starts to his adventure but still needs time to adapt, while Milan are convinced that he can do well.

In addition to Meite, the Rossoneri were monitoring another Frenchman, namely Boubakary Soumare. The 21-year-old has played just ten league games from start with Lille and Paolo Maldini approached him earlier this month, per FootMercato.

However, Soumare is focused on doing well for Lille and also wants more time to decide his future, which is why he won’t leave his club this month. A move to Milan, as the report concludes, shouldn’t be ruled out for the summer.

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