AC Milan have not placed the highest bid to sign Sven Botman from Lille in the summer despite him being the top target, a report claims.
Speaking about the Champions League match between Chelsea and Lille, La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) focused on three of the players from the Ligue 1 club that Milan are big admirers of, including Renato Sanches and Jonathan David.
At the top of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara’s wish list for the summer is 22-year-old defender Sven Botman, and the paper claims that the Rossoneri have offered €30m for the young Dutchman.
However, they face the same competition as they did during the summer because Newcastle United – another team interested in the player – have put in a bid worth €35m. Whether the player’s will could be key in negotiations or if Lille might simply opt to sell to the highest bidder remains to be seen.