Report: Milan could pounce as Barcelona decide to sell centre-back – deal possible at €22m

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could make a move for Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet in the January transfer window, according to a report.

It is no secret that Milan were determined to sign a central defender during the summer market but in the end they were unable to get a deal over the line, despite negotiating on multiple fronts for players like Takehiro Tomiyasu of Bologna, Ozan Kabak of Schalke and Mohamed Simakan of Strasbourg.

It is therefore anticipated that Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara will try again for a centre-back once the window reopens, and according to Calciomercatonews.com an opportunity may present itself from Catalunya.

They cite Don Balon who reported that Barcelona have decided to let Clement Lenglet leave in January having become frustrated with his performances, and Milan could be ready to pounce.

The operation could be concluded on the basis of a loan with option or obligation to buy set at €22m, and Elliott are likely to approve given he is still only 25.

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3 Comments

  1. Martin Bernhard says:

    The player has a current valuation at transfermarkt at 50 mil euros and he is 25 years old with a contract untill 2023 and even if his transfermarkt valuation isnt exactly carved in stone i feel confident to say that this rumour is not gonna happen and certainly not for 22mil euros.

    1. Martin Bernhard says:

      Lenglet just renewed untill 2026 so guess it was just an outlandish rumour as i said

  2. Juro King says:

    Why didn’t we sign Tobido on loan w option to buy? He went to Benfica for 3m on a 2 year loan with 20M option to buy. We tried to get him last year before he went to Schalkae. Seems like it would have solved everything. Small loan fee over two years and if it didn’t work out we don’t exercise the option. Now it seems we are scrambling for a CB with a limited budget. Kabak we could have signed last year for 15m and now he’s double. If we can’t spend 20-25M on a young CB prospect we are in a bit of trouble. Hope we can find a solution in January, but seems to me like Tobido would have been a sensible option we missed out on. Kajer has been fantastic. Roma is Solid as always. Really could use a backup as Duarte and Mussachio just aren’t good enough.

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