AC Milan have once again been linked with a move for Schalke 04 centre-back Malick Thiaw who could leave in a low-cost deal this summer.
According to a report from SportBild, (via Bulinews), Schalke’s sporting director Rouven Schröder has confirmed that Thiaw has attracted interest from clubs in Serie A.
“Overall, there is a lot of interest from the Serie A. He is a top central defender, still has a long-term contract and fits into our team very well, of course. But he knows my phone number, should a club show interest,” Schröder told them.
When asked if he could reveal the clubs that have enquired, he replied: “No, but AC Milan came knocking for him six months ago, so of course we’re talking about a certain category.”
According to the report, the Rossoneri are once again keen on the Germany U21 international after their attempts to get a deal done in January, while Torino and Bologna have also made their interest known.
Not only that, but the German source states that €8m is thought to be enough to prize him away from Schalke, who are still suffering with financial problems despite securing a return to the Bundesliga.