Sven Botman’s name continues to be the subject of intense market speculation as AC Milan still have not yet fully closed the operation.
MilanNews write that the Rossoneri management have had an agreement with Botman over a five-year contract for some time and they believe in the idea of making an investment on him for the present and the future, given he is still young (22) and has different characteristics to both Pierre Kalulu and Fikayo Tomori.
Discussions with Lille are well underway but the Ligue 1 club, due to some financial problems, are hesitating on agreeing the sale to Milan which has given Newcastle the opportunity to raise their bid.
Milan have an agreement and the total approval of Botman, while Lille could also accept the offer, but until they do some Newcastle will try until the end. What can make the difference? Botman was asked about joining Milan in an ESPN interview earlier this week, and he broke out into a big smile that speaks 1000 words.