AC Milan have identified their first choice defensive target for the January transfer window, according to the latest reports.
The Rossoneri have struggled at the back so far this season, with Alessio Romagnoli being the only constant in a back-four which has conceded at least two goals in six of their last nine games.
It has been suggested by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Calciomercato.com) that Milan could intervene in the January window and sign a centre-back to partner Romagnoli, though a lot depends on how Mattia Caldara’s return from injury goes.
According to the same newspaper – as cited by MilanNews.it – Paolo Maldini and Zvonomir Boban have decided to reinforce the rearguard with the signing of a new centre-half.
Juve’s Merih Demiral is the first choice, the report claims, but they will have to try and break down the barrier that the Bianconeri have put up, and beat reported competition from Manchester United and Arsenal (as per BR).
Juventus director Fabio Paratici claiming recently that the club have set a starting price tag of €40m – more than double what they initially paid for him from Sassuolo.