SM: Renato Sanches idea fades – Milan want to close €20m deal for alternative quickly

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are moving away from Renato Sanches because of complications with the deal and they have an alternative target lined up.

According to what we have learned from our colleagues at, the idea of Renato Sanches joining in the summer is fading because of the requests of his agent Jorge Mendes from a salary point of view.

However, the name of Seko Fofana has emerged and Milan seem ready to try and close a deal for him in a relatively short time in order to secure Franck Kessie’s replacement.

A past in Serie A

Fofana already knows the Italian league well given that he played for Udinese, where he racked up 13 goals and 12 assists in 119 appearances. Since returning to France though there is no doubting he has become a leader of Lens.

The 26-year-old has earned a reputation for making runs forward at the right time, as shown by his haul of 7 goals this season alone, which means he could in theory replace Kessie’s goals if he were to keep up a similar pace back in Serie A.

The figures and the player’s stance

Valued at around €20m, Seko Fofana is now the profile most appreciated by Maldini and Massara as a replacement for Kessié next season, and the player for his part would be happy to join.

Now, it is necessary to convince RC Lens who are currently in the running for a place in the Europa League, something that would be a big achievement for them and is thanks to a player like Fofana.

Tags AC Milan Renato Sanches seko fofana


    1. I am a little surprised that we haven’t seen anything about Kamara for quite some time. Perhaps the player/agent demands are to high or management doesn’t believe him to be the right fit? I don’t know much about him but I do appreciate the fact that he is younger than Fofana.

  1. Fofana is good guys i can remember him at udinese he’s a beast, bt enough about midfielders how about attacker’s and center faword

  2. Just get jerdy schouten from bologna, that guy is having an impressive season in bologna, he can be a perfect replacement for kessie

    1. Seems you stole my scouting instinct . jerdy is a very good player and i wonder why clubs aren’t calling for him yet

  3. Take the 1.5M he currently earns that will likely need to be 2.0M to bring him here and then take the 20M spread out over 5 years to balance out to 4.0M/year and offer Kamara 6.0M/year. That should be enough to entice him to come and then sell him for 65M to Man-Utd in 4 years for a huge capital gain. Gives you Kamara/Tonali/Bennacer/Pobega for next season.

    That is something I’d support from Maldini/Massara!

  4. 20m??… wow… come on… we don’t even really need a midfielder that bad with the right formation. Sanches is worth 20m, not fofana. If we do this we have really become irresponsible with our funds.

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