GdS: Maldini admits Milan’s need for a defender as No.1 target and three alternatives emerge

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan still have a number of different names on their wish list for the centre-back role but the pursuit of their number one target will not be easy, a report claims.

This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) reports how Paolo Maldini confirmed last night before Milan’s 3-1 win against Roma to begin 2022 that a central defender will arrive during the winter transfer market.

The man that the management all agree on is Sven Botman of Lille, but he would cost a lot since Ligue 1 club are now asking for more than €30m to sell the Dutchman. That is why the Rossoneri are also considering alternatives to the 21-year-old, given they have a certain budget to work within.

Among the alternative names that the paper mentions are Abdou Diallo of PSG, Attila Szalai of Fenerbahce and Yerry Mina of Everton, with the latter having been linked a few weeks ago but not since then.

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Tags Abdou Diallo AC Milan Attila Szalai Paolo Maldini Sven Botman Yerry Mina


  1. Moumin Tourre Abdullahi says:

    Badé (Rennes) is the Best of all.
    Second Best are Omergic of Zurich and Botman.
    J Alverz is heading to M United.It Demoralize us and also B Kamara of OM is heading to Roma.Sorry and Shame on Milan Fans amd our beloved acmilan team

  2. bonnet says:

    Gazidis tried to help poor Milan, with Rangnick! a meticulous worker like no other in Italy. Maybe you remember the 3 to 5 seconds the team gets in training from winning the ball to scoring the goal. I am 100% sure that Piere Kalulu was a Rangnick idea!!! Maldini and Massara are little clueless kids compared to this guy, not personally or in terms of character, but in terms of the way he works.
    Is Atalanta cool or not?? how many kilomters they are running each game? is there a high sallary player? C U

  3. Abdul says:

    Why are we not considering Nat Philips as he is perfect alternative for Kjaer replacement and young(24) too for gazidis principle of purchase. He is valued at 12 million and not more than 20million in case of competition. He can even create compete with tomori for starting place. He is available for January transfer.
    Maldini can surely convince him to join Milan

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