AC Milan are ready to battle Napoli for the signing of SC Freiburg defender Robin Koch in the upcoming transfer window, a report claims.
Milan appear set to begin the next transfer window with a very clear priority: to buy a new central defender – at least according to the various reports in the media.
Calciomercato.com reported over the weekend that Robin Koch has caught the Rossoneri’s eye, as the German international was impressive in Freiburg’s 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig on Saturday, a game in which Ralf Rangnick was spotted sitting in the stands.
According to the online version of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan have joined Serie A rivals Napoli in the race to land Koch this summer, with both clubs looking to bolster their defensive ranks.
It is believed that the 23-year-old has a current valuation of €15million, and his deal is set to expire in 2021 which represents an opportunity for a deal to be done on slightly cheaper terms.