Newcastle United have launched a new bid for Lille defender Sven Botman in an attempt to hijack AC Milan’s move, a report claims.
Several reliable sources have stated over the past few weeks that Botman should be one of the first signings that Milan make this summer with everything in the operation virtually agreed and the player looking forward to a new challenge.
According to Daniele Longo of Calciomercato.com Newcastle are not giving up in their pursuit of Botman after the January battle between the two clubs to land the Dutchman. The Premier League side have now even come in with an offer higher than that of Milan.
The player has an agreement with the Rossoneri management over personal terms, but this new bid could change the story with Lille who would obviously like to raise as much money as possible from the sale of one of their biggest assets, especially after a disappointing season and with a precarious financial situation.