Report: Lille tell Botman and Newcastle their stance with two offers on the table

By Oliver Fisher -

Lille have told Sven Botman that they will not be accepting AC Milan’s offer unless they were to increase it, according to a report.

According to the Northern Echo, Botman has ‘expressed a preference for a move to Milan’ over joining Newcastle United given that the Rossoneri can offer Champions League football next season and have aspirations of winning the league again.

Milan have tabled an offer but it is significantly lower than what Newcastle have put forward, with the Premier League side even having agreed a fee with Lille, so the Ligue 1 side have told Botman he will not be joining Milan unless an improved offer arrived.

Newcastle agreed a fee with an initial sum of around €30m but with €10m in add-ons that would be paid out during the course of Botman’s contract, so the deal would be closer to €40m. Milan have offered €20-25m up front, with the total package worth no more than €30m.

Lille are ‘unwilling to accept Milan’s offer when they have a much more lucrative bid from Newcastle on the table’ but the Magpies are pushing to have the Dutchman in the next fortnight, so he can settle into Eddie Howe’s in preseason.

The French club are keen to get things resolved quickly too, so it remains to be seen who cracks first and whether Lille accept the lower deal, Newcastle switch targets or Milan raise their bid.

Tags AC Milan Sven Botman


    1. Prolly not. Botman would not accept any from Newcastle . So Lille has to accept Milan offer cause they would not earn anything

  1. Maaaahn…these people really think they can squeeze Maldini?…never gonna happen! He probably already has an agreement with Bremer’s people

    1. No, Bremer have a agreement with Inter and only wants Inter, just need a deal with Torino. Buy a good young guy like that Korean guy, don’t know his name

      1. Kim Min-Jae.
        I’ve been following him for 10 years..
        He is not well known (because of his nationality compared to the Europeans) but is better than Botman.
        Also, much cheaper of course.

  2. Not really sure what the managment is thinking. Kalulu is obviously a starter, he proved that this season. Tomori + Kjaer make 3 cbs. With 3 strong cb do we really need to cash out for a 4th one? Cant they find a semi cheap replacment for Romagnoli and cash out on a rw? Someone who wouldnt mind being the 4th choice?

    1. If we go with Kalulu and Tomori with a 34 yo kjaer and have UCL and league as well and potentially a semi cheap replacement it’s gonna be shooting ourselves in the foot

  3. idk man. there is still gabbia to consider. he didnt get a lot of game time this season ‘cuz he was 5th choice but he wasnt bad when he played. There are also a few interesting cb whos contract is ending. Mbemba from Porto, Luiz Felipe from Lazio, Zagadou from dortmund

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