Mediaset: Maldini and Cardinale discuss Bremer deal as Botman pursuit becomes complex

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are finding things more difficult than they imagined in their pursuit of Sven Botman so they could turn to an alternative target, a report claims.

According to what Claudio Raimondi told SportMediaset (via MilanNews), Milan will sign a centre-back during the summer mercato and the name of Sven Botman has become more difficult to sign, because Newcastle United have offered more.

For this reason the Rossoneri are ready to go back in for Gleison Bremer of Torino and a market derby is expected given that Inter have been targeting him for some time. Paolo Maldini could offer up some counterparts appreciated by the Granata to try and gain an advantage.

Tommaso Pobega – who spent last season on loan at Torino – could be used but what is now apparent is that Bremer is a concrete target, so much so that yesterday Maldini and the new owner Gerry Cardinale also talked about the Brazilian.

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      1. What does it have to do with each other? Bremer is leaving Torino 100%, you can buy him for money like any other player.

  1. Bremer is far better then botman thats correct. I miss the game opening skills a little bit at milan, all are talking Tomori is pro in game opening. I do not see that and bremer also cannot. If we spend that much money for CB – then please Badiashile, pay the 40mio (although i guess thats still not possible because of FFP)
    still left is option 3 – buy talants at red bull salzburg 😉

  2. Ppl talking about Romagnoli. I know Mino Raiola has passed away but his agency still represents Romagnoli. I’ve speculated this before, but after the issues with Dollarumma, Milan board are discretely phasing out that organisation. Once Zlatan is retired they’ll have nothing to do with the Raiola brand again.

    From a financial perspective and a team morale/harmony issue. They’re just done. It’s a shame for Alessio as I genuinely think he wants to stay and may even be satisfied with a rotation spot, rather than demanding he start regularly. However it’s not personal against him, if he won’t get the hint and switch agents, then his time at Milan is done.

    On topic: Botman would be a decent Left footed replacement but I prefer Bremer, best CB in Serie A.

    1. Yeah hard to say that’s actually what is happening but I was thinking the same. That said I wouldn’t hate Botman as 20-30 mil seems fair and he’d contribute to the best CB rotation in Italy. Bremer is great and I think the best CB in Italy but my bet is on him moving to Spurs.

  3. I read all your comments how Bremer is far better and superior from Botman. But don’t forget that Botman is champion with Lille and also he has experience in playing in Champion League.
    At the end I trust the Maldini and Massara they will sign the best option for us.

    1. Botman was bad this year. Also Lille did awful without magic Mike in net. Maignan best goalie in the world. Without him their defense is a lot worse so it shows Mike was way more important than Botman.

  4. Trust in M&M. If Botman is their pick then there is a reason. Bremer the superior defender (a brick wall) but Botman is left footed (so Tomori can play on the right) and a great distributor of the ball (which I believe Maldini said is what he wanted – a Bonucci type defender that can initiate the play). Not saying Bremer cannot do that but Botman (according to Maldini) is superior in that regard. I’d be happy with either player. I agree that Bremer is the safer pick – he’s proven in the league and was its best defender hands down. Would love to have him. We will see. But it does show they plan to move Kalulu to RB (his natural and favored position). So a back line of Theo-Bremer/Botman-Tomori-Kalulu is devastating – with backups Kajer, Calabria, and hopefully a solid back-ups at LB (Udogie) and another CB (Gabbia likely to be loaned out) and we are set IMO. Fingers crossed.

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