AC Milan are working across multiple fronts to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season but none of their pursuits are straightforward.
SportMediaset (via MilanNews) report that Newcastle United raised their offer to Sven Botman and Milan did not raise theirs, which meant that the Dutch defender finally gave in to the advances of the Premier League side.
That is why alternative targets are being looked at, with William Saliba of Arsenal and Malick Thiaw of Schalke on the list, showing a willingness to sign a young defender with potential to grow just like Botman would have been.
For the midfield the Rossoneri are still going for Renato Sanches. PSG’s offer is less than Milan’s but they could raise at any moment. The alternative is Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa.
Regarding Hakim Ziyech, the player has been offered to Milan and he would approve of the destination. The obstacle could be the salary he received, but a solution could be found thanks to the Growth Decree.
Charles De Ketelaere is very much in demand and an offer of €35m has arrived from Leeds but the player, for now, has declined the destination.