MN: Two paths and three targets considered in Milan’s pursuit of centre-back – the situation

By Oliver Fisher -

The Milan management are evaluating two possible paths in their pursuit of a new central defender with three names currently in the sights, a report claims.

MilanNews report that directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are fixed on the idea of recruiting a new centre-back in January given that Simon Kjaer’s surgery on his knee ligaments will rule hi out for the rest of the season, leaving just Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli (who has an expiring contract) and Matteo Gabbia as options.

There seem to be two possible paths at the moment, and the first is to bring forward a substantial investment that would have likely been made in the summer 2022 window. The second option is to go for a player from another top club that is finding little playing time, perhaps on a loan with option to buy deal like the Tomori signing.

There has been no final decision taken yet, while directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are reflecting on the issue together with CEO Ivan Gazidis and the American owners Elliott management. At the moment it seems Nikole Milenkovic of Fiorentina, Andreas Christensen of Chelsea and Sven Botman of Lille are on the list.

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Tags AC Milan Andreas Christensen Nikola Milenkovic Sven Botman


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