AC Milan are looking to make at least three more signings before the summer transfer window ends and one of them is a central defender, with a Barcelona outcast targeted.
According to what is being reported by this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below), a centre-back is considered the priority after some concerning signs in preseason, while a new left-back and centre-forward are also being evaluated.
Milan conceded six goals across their three games on the USA tour against Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona, while the solution for the task to replace Matteo Gabbia could well come from their most recent opponents.
Lenglet is the target in mind. He is 28 years old and has a lot of experience in Ligue 1, LaLiga and the Premier League, so he can also act as a guide for younger players in the international arena.
At Barça he amassed 160 appearances and scored 7 goals having joined them from Lyon. He returned there at the end of last season after a loan to Tottenham (26 games in England, 7 in the Champions League with 1 goal).
The feeling the management have is that €10m would be enough to bring him to Italy for a new experience, while the influence of his compatriots Olivier Giroud and Theo Hernandez cannot be excluded.