AC Milan are making their evaluations on Mohamed Simakan, a report claims, but they have a number of alternative targets in mind.
Simakan has suffered a knee injury that requires surgery which will keep him out for several weeks, but La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive) report this morning that he remains in the sights of Milan.
The paper explains that the Rossoneri doctors are in contact with those of Strasbourg to better understand the player’s condition and recovery times. In the press release from the French club there was talk of about two months off, but Milan are reflecting and will make a decision in the next 48 hours.
Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara also have alternative targets and the first one named is Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori. The 23-year-old could arrive on loan with an option to buy.
Loic Badé of RC Lens is also an ‘interesting opportunity’ as his asking price could be lower than Simakan’s despite the fact he is the same age. The Rossoneri scouts are very attentive to the talents of Ligue 1.
Ozan Kabak is also on the list but the 20-year-old is valued at no less than €20million by Schalke 04, with Leipzig and clubs in the Premier League also keen on him.
In Italy the name of Matteo Lovato had sprung up, but for now there is no in-depth analysis with Hellas Verona, but the player continues to be monitored.