CorSera: Missing out on Botman could see Milan invest in two attacking roles – the situation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s transfer market strategy could now adapt after failing to sign Sven Botman from Lille, according to a report.

According to Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews), Milan have lost out on Botman who will join Newcastle United and they are now evaluating similar profiles in terms of being young, but perhaps ones who are a bit lower cost compared to the €40m the Dutchman will command.

The money that the Rossoneri management had earmarked for Botman could then be used to reinforce in attack with both the attacking midfielder and right wing positions in need of an upgrade ahead of a crucial 2022-23 campaign.

Marco Asensio has not reached an agreement over a renewal with Real Madrid and they are asking for €30m to sell him even though his deal expires in 2023. The biggest obstacle however is his €6m net per season salary.

The track that leads to Charles De Ketelaere is still alive but still complicated because Club Brugge are asking for at least €35m, though Milan are working with the entourage of the Belgian talent to lower the demands of his club.

Then there are the alternative targets, including De Ketelaere’s team-mate Noa Lang and Sassuolo forward Hamed Junior Traorè. They remain concrete but are seen as more wingers than playmakers.

Tags AC Milan Charles De Ketelaere Hamed Junior Traore Marco Asensio Noa Lang

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  1. CDK and ziyech both will cover AMF and RW. CDK 30m euro and ziyech loan with obligation to buy. Offer some youngster to torino to reduce bremer price.

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