AC Milan would by a new holding midfielder to replace Lucas Biglia should he leave the club this summer, it is claimed.
Recent reports had suggested that Genoa were interested in signing the veteran midfielder and that his contract with Milan could be terminated by mutual consent.
However that has since been denied as the Rossoneri are searching for a fee, even if it may be below €10million.
MilanNews.it provides an update on the midfield situation by claiming that Genoa are still interested in Biglia, but want to spread his current €3.5m-a-year salary across two seasons.
Enrico Preziosi’s club are also still determined to land him on a free, while Milan needs at least €5m to avoid generating a capital loss.
Should he leave, Milan are conscious of the fact there would be no substitutes for Ismael Bennacer as a ‘director’, as Giampaolo has already made it clear that he does not see Calhanoglu in that role.
Therefore, the report claims that if Biglia were sold, Paolo Maldini and co. would be tasked with finding a replacement before the window shuts.