AC Milan could turn to a low-cost option to strengthen their defence numerically and it might be that the return of Francesco Acerbi materialises, a report claims.
Today’s edition of Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan) talks about how the Acerbi idea is not totally to be excluded because the Rossoneri have not yet closed the deal for Sven Botman as the negotiation has become complicated due to a possible auction unfolding.
Acerbi would arrive to replace Alessio Romagnoli who is expected to go the other way to Lazio, and the 34-year-old would add experience to a group already containing Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Simon Kjaer and Matteo Gabbia.
Lazio president Claudio Lotito would not oppose a sale so that they can cut his €800k net per year off the wage bill, especially given Acerbi’s no longer idyllic relations with the fans.
Pioli meanwhile has already met Acerbi in Forte dei Marmi while on holiday and on that occasion there was talk of the possibility of returning to Milan.