MN: Maldini and Massara at work to fix Milan’s defensive emergency – the list of five targets

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will take to the field tonight against Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League third qualifying round against the backdrop of a defensive crisis.

Stefano Pioli will have to do without the suspended Rebic but above all there is a big emergency in defence. In addition to full-back Andrea Conti, there are three out of five centre-backs out of action.

Romagnoli and Musacchio will return after the break for the national teams, while yesterday news emerged that Duarte has contracted the Coronavirus.

So the only two options in that position will be Gabbia and Kjaer, and MilanNews notes how it is for this reason the management is working to buy another player in that area of ​​the field.

Pioli said he was confident about the arrival of a reinforcement: “I have great confidence in the skills of the technical area and in the will of the owners to improve something. Let’s see what will happen in the next few weeks.”

Directors Maldini and Massara are probing different names. The dream is Nikola Milenkovic of Fiorentina, but the tracks leading to Matija Nastasic of Schalke, Kristoffer Ajer of Celtic and German Pezzella – also of Fiorentina – have not been discarded.

Wesley Fofana of Saint Etienne is another name, but it is complicated due to the very high demands of the French club.

Tags AC Milan German Pezzella Kristoffer Ajer Matija Nastasic Nikola Milenkovic Wesley Fofana