Pellegatti: Botman and Bremer options fade as Milan decide on young centre-back

By Oliver Fisher -

Two of the names that have been heavily linked with AC Milan in recent days now no longer appear to be realistic objectives, according to Carlo Pellegatti.

Speaking on his YouTube channel (via MilanNews), Pellegatti gave an update on Milan’s pursuit of a new centre-back. He confirmed that contacts have been held over a potential deal for Torino centre-back Bremer, however their president Urbano Cairo has made it clear that the Brazilian will not leave Turin in January.

Sven Botman is another man that Milan have put on their wish list of targets but Lille want €25-30m in order to sell, which is a figure that Pellegatti does not see the Rossoneri management shelling out in January.

The conclusion is that the new defender will be a young player, especially given that there is the possibility that Romagnoli will stay with Milan and renew. Then, Milan would have two players of experience in Romagnoli and Kjaer, then Tomori and the new signing as youthful options and the future of the defence.

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  1. Looks like mister Carlo Pellagatti needs new glasses since Botman is only 21 years old wich would make him the youngest defender together with Kalulu!

    1. Yeah, because price tag is the only thing that makes a player become great in the future. For example, Kante was bought for peanuts and he was better than Bakayoko who cost 40M. How is that possible? 😀

      1. Except Milan gets them when they are young and cheap and not yet great, then when they do become great they leave to a team that will actually pay them. ( Donnarumma, Calhanoglu, Kessie). I guess Milan’s job is to just develop young players and hand them off to serious teams. Normally you would call that a farm team, but at least farm teams get money for their players, Milan just lets them leave for free. Poor management.

        1. For crying out loud dude, Chill dude. Why hitting the panic button so quickly? That is unfortunately how things work. All teams are enduring the same thing. Messi went from Barca to PSG for free as well and hundreds of other players from countless clubs. Donanarumma and that ass hole Calha won’t be the last. Anyone out of contract should be able to move freely and that’s apply to you and me as well.

          Farm team? we are not Genoa buddy.
          no need to over reacting….chill dude!

          1. It’s just bad management. You don’t let players go into the final season without a contract. The money Inter got from selling Lukaku and Hachimi allowed them to sign Dzeko, Correa, Calhanoglu and Dumfries. That’s why they are a better team than Milan.

  2. K,

    Contracts are negotiations and agreements between 2 or more parties based on established parameters. Just because 1 party wanted it more it doesn’t mean the other side should agree.
    Our management tried to secure the extensions but those 2 refused. What else can you say? It would be a bad management if no contracts were offered. However, the contracts were there to best of our financial capability and the players had time to consider it.

    What else can Maldini & Co do? The answer is…….those 2 were never wanted to extend their contracts with us, the same thing probably with Kessie. Plain and simple.

    Kjaer and Staelemaker extension were quick, low profile and done in a simple manner because they WANTED to stay with us.

    Maldini & Co, can try until the cows come home for those 2 + Kessie but it won’t happen.

  3. It’s very simple. First you make them your absolute best offer(don’t lowball them and drag it on for months like they did with Kessie), then if they don’t take it you sell them while you can still get something for them. It’s not complicated. Most good teams know that. You don’t let it drag on and be a distraction the way Donnarumma was last year and the way Kessie is this year. It’s bad for the fans and bad for the team, and worst of all it’s just bad business. If you don’t understand that then I don’t what to tell you.

    1. That is not at all how negotiations work. Agents in general are pushing players to sign free transfer contracts for much higher salaries than renewing with their current teams. This does not only apply to Milan but many different players across many different leagues. In no way does this reflect on “poor management”. Why are some fans so quick to overreact these days?! This season alone, Calabria, Salaemakers and Kjaer were renewed with reported ongoing negotiations between Leao, Theo and Romagnoli. Not all of them may renew or extend but management are doing an adequate job. Sometimes the parties cannot agree and sometimes they can. That is life!

  4. Milan needs to have a clear business model! The very young ones don’t want to go to Milan because they are 100% likely to spend the first year and probably the second year on the bench, and those are the most important development years. Please look across Europe, from Haaland to Sancho to Foden, the greats are 20 years old today! Milan has a different opinion and is getting Madzukic for the title race, there’s nothing more to add.
    This year it’s similar, why do they put a Florenzi in front of a Kalulu? Florenzi earns so much then Kalulu and is worse. This management must be criticised – it’s stupid business.

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