AC Milan are holding onto hope that Sven Botman’s desire to join the club will triumph over Newcastle United’s offer, according to a report.
MilanNews reports that Botman only wants Milan and he does not want to join Newcastle, so he is hoping that Lille will help him achieve his dream move, but the Ligue 1 club are tempted by the huge offer from the Magpies who have put forward a bid which is at least €15m more than that of the Rossoneri.
The club must serve its interests, while Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara have no intention of raising their offer, despite having spent a lot of time speaking to the player and agreeing personal terms.
The assessments made regarding the budget mean there is an inability to allocate more money for the Botman operation and that is why the Rossoneri are back in for Gleison Bremer of Torino.
There is the third option: to sign a centre-back as a back-up to Tomori and Kalulu thus putting faith in the Englishman and the Frenchman and perhaps freeing up important funds to use elsehwere.