AC Milan are ready to open talks with Borussia Dortmund over a deal for attacking midfielder Julian Brandt, according to a report.
During his latest YouTube video, Carlo Pellegatti reported that Milan are not just looking for a No.10 with purely attacking characteristics like Vlasic, but also a player who knows how to function as a central midfielder of sorts, helping keep the shape of the team and working hard out of possession. This is where Julian Brandt’s name has emerged, as Pellegatti repeated twice “Attention to Julian Brandt”.
According to the latest from Alessandro Jacobone on Twitter, Brandt would like ownership and centrality in the project at Dortmund which it seems they cannot guarantee him, so Milan are ready to try their luck with a loan bid which would include an option to buy.
It would be a paid loan of around €5m and an option to buy set at €22m, and the Bundesliga club are open to this formula as they already accepted it in the talks they recently had with Lazio. Further updates are expected soon on Brandt, who has amassed 11 goals and 15 assists in 87 appearances across all competitions for BVB.