QS: Milan and Spurs among several clubs keen on impressive Bologna defender

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan were linked with a move for Riccardo Calafiori during the summer transfer window before he moved to Bologna, and a report claims that their interest remains.

Calafiori joined Bologna from Swiss side Basel last summer and signed a contract until June 2027. He has impressed under the guidance of Thiago Motta, playing more as a left-sided centre-back than a left-back, which was his primary position before.

The 21-year-old Italian has started 15 out of the 18 games that he has appeared in, and Quotidiano Sportivo report that he is attracting the interest of a numbers of clubs within Serie A as well as one abroad.

It is Spurs who are actively pursuing Calafiori as per the source, but Inter, Juventus, Milan, and Napoli have expressed their interest in securing the Italy U21 international’s services.

Tottenham have of course already dipped into the Serie A market for a defender in January, completing the signing of Radu Dragusin of Genoa who Milan were also linked with.

What adds another layer of intrigue to the story is that the Rossoneri are also believed to have Bologna’s head coach Motta and striker Joshua Zirkzee on their wish list ahead of a summer where there could be big changes.

Tags AC Milan Riccardo Calafiori


  1. This is the choice over Buongiorno. We should have bought him for cheap last year rather than Pellegrino, plus he’s only 21 and is talented with his feet as well.

  2. Trio clowns team Furlani-Moncada-Pioli prefer Pellegrini over Calafiori…jeeezzz 😆😆😆
    They didn’t like Calafiori at 3 million, maybe they like it at over 20 million one year later 😆😆😆
    Clowns…magicians of the great “algorithm”…

  3. Guys, Moneyball is supposed to be about signing a guy like Calafiori before he’s out of your price range.

    I’m sure you’ll get it right spending 40m on Buongiorno…

    1. Maybe they’re trying to show the world that Moneyball doesn’t control them and they are able (and willing) to waste a huge pile of money on an overpriced player despite what Moneyball says about him? 😀

      40M€ on that guy? Do they really think they’d be able to sell him for profit one day? Honestly? REEEALLY? Remember Bonucci. Remember Caldara. Those two are the only two defenders Milan has ever paid ~40M€ for. How did that go?

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