CM.it: Revelation to agent, Chelsea tie and Newcastle bid – why Milan’s Botman dream has faded

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have fallen behind in the pursuit of Lille defender Sven Botman due to a lack of funds and competition from England, a report claims.

According to Calciomercato.it, Milan are interested in signing Botman as a replacement for the injured Simon Kjaer and have held talks with his entourage, but they revealed during those discussions they do not have enough budget to sign him in January.

The Rossoneri consider Lille’s valuation of around €30-35m to be excessive and there doesn’t seem to be much chance of agreeing a formula that can get the deal off the ground such as a loan with option or obligation to buy, given Lille are through to the Champions League round of 16 where they will face Chelsea and want to give it their best go.

Not only that, but an official offer from Newcastle should arrive shortly, and they have an ownership group ready for big purchases to increase the level of the squad. The Premier League represents the most likely destination for the Dutchman, but Paolo Maldini is keeping options open.


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8 Comments

  1. Jimmy says:

    So all the previous days, I was reading your site for the same player, was for nothing?! Why can’t you get all your facts straight and after that write an article! We love Milan and that’s why we are here, but that doesn’t mean that you can abuse fans with bull**it journalism claiming a some hours ago that they will get him on a loan with an option to buy and now we are behind! It is either the first or the second! It can’t be both, so don’t insult us! Time is precious!

    1. Morningstar.pm says:

      I agree, this site has slowly become a rumor-mill of the worst kind. So many articles are pumped per day as if I am following the Kardashians not AC Milan. But I guess:
      – More Articles = More Page Views
      – More Page Views = More Ads
      – More ads = More Money…

      1. Vero Rossonero says:

        Both of you geniuses don’t realize this site is a NEWS AGGREGATOR. Hence the “ACCORDING TO [INSERT SOURCE]” at the beginning of every article. Ex. A herein: “According to Calciomercato.it…”. This this is basically a copy and paste job. @Morningstar.pm, regardless the second half of your post is correct. All of these sites are about money. So is the company you work for, otherwise how would you pay for your crappy apartment???

    2. JJ says:

      Be careful. They delete your comments if you criticize too harshly. I’ve had it happened for much less than what you just wrote.

  2. RocketRacoon says:

    Botman wants money but he’s not stupid, Newcastle is championship meat and everyone knows it. He’s probably not going to sign for Milan, but I doubt Newcastle is something to worry about.

  3. Stam says:

    Jimmy you are not paying for this I doubt your time is so precious
    So many entitled people now
    Agreed about Newcastle- even with huge transfers it will take them years to get to the top, so younger players are likely to avoid them for now.

    For sure now Id focus on Kamara. In the summer Nketiah for free as a potential hit for low risk. Maybe Belotti. Nunez and Sanches would be mine dream signings

    1. Vero Rossonero says:

      Stam, the funny thing is that the second from bottom in the EPL club has more pull than the 2nd from top club in Serie A.

      1. Stam says:

        I’m not sure. Maybe I like Serie A too much to see it haha.

        But Hakimi and Donna dont have it much better financially and sportwise. Lukaku is slowly becoming a disappointment. And he signed 5 year deal..

        Follow SwissRumble. English clubs apart of fossil money begin to have troubles.

        If Arsenal dont manage it to Europe this season we may catch up to them in revenues. Now, we dont have debts anymore, while they have 500m…

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