AC Milan are in frequent talks with Lille over winger Jonathan Ikone and have even made their first offer, a journalist has claimed.
This morning’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews) reported that if Alexis Saelemaekers is one of the strengths of Pioli’s Milan and will be so also in the coming seasons, a winger is needed who can replace the Belgian and guarantee a greater contribution in terms of goals. At least three names are on the wish list: Josip Ilicic of Atalanta, Florian Thauvin of Marseille and Jonathan Ikoné of Lille.
According to the latest from Louis Girardi on Twitter, there are frequent contacts between the Rossoneri management and Lille over Ikone and Paolo Maldini has even submitted an offer to the Ligue 1 side.
The offer is as follows: a loan with option to buy fee set at €26m which would become an obligation if Milan were to win the league next season. With that bid, Milan have climbed into pole position to land Ikonè.