AC Milan seemed to be well on their way towards securing Sven Botman to reinforce the defence, but there is the risk of being hijacked.
MilanNews report how Paolo Maldini’s interview to La Gazzetta dello Sport today was an admission that the Rossoneri’s summer mercato risks being slowed down by the change in ownership from Elliott Management to RedBird capital.
One of the names that could be affected by this situation is that of Sven Botman. Milan have an agreement with the Dutch defender over a five-year deal worth €3m net per season, but Lille have not yet given the definite yes to a €30m deal.
As long as the change of ownership from Elliott to RedBird is not completed, it will not be possible to close the operation and that is why clubs like Newcastle United and Manchester United are sensing an opening, and they can both offer more money in transfer fee and salary.