AC Milan have been given a boost in their pursuit of Florian Thauvin as a potential major competitor has declared themselves out of the race.
We asked Fabrizio Romano on our recent podcast special with him if Milan are interested in a new right winger, given the recent links with Thauvin in both the French and Italian media. He confirmed that in the summer a new right winger will arrive, with Thauvin a profile appreciated given he is out of contract at Marseille, meaning he is a big opportunity for many clubs.
He added that Thauvin would love to be a Rossoneri player, and that Paolo Maldini also mentioned the player is appreciated by the board of Milan.
According to the latest from MilanLive, Real Madrid are not interested in the 28-year-old World Cup winner despite being offered the chance to sign him by his entourage. Los Blancos was where Thauvin would have liked to landed, but it seems his compatriot Zinedine Zidane is not keen given they already have Hazard, Vinicius and Asensio in that role.
Therefore, the Rossoneri management know they have a much clearer path to land the winger and the interest seems to have been reciprocated by the player, who would have given his willingness to join ahead of next season.
Given the probable departure of Castillejo in the summer summer, a quality reinforcement in that department would give Pioli’s squad make a further qualitative leap.