Reports: €5m-rated Milan defender wanted by Nottingham Forest and OGC Nice

By Oliver Fisher -

Fode Ballo-Toure is not just attracting interest from Galatasaray as a return to France or a move to England could well be on the cards, a report claims.

According to, the Senegalese left-back wants to leave the Rossoneri to play continuously having suffered a difficult first campaign. He was signed as the deputy to Theo Hernandez but failed to impress, with Pierre Kalulu and Alessandro Florenzi even being switched onto their weaker side before Ballo-Toure got game time.

Galatasaray have been in pressing for days through intermediary George Gardi but the conditions proposed at the moment do not convince either Milan or the player himself, as they want a loan with option to buy.

Now, OGC Nice are concretely interested in signing Fode Ballo-Toure and another possibility is Nottingham Forest who have spent big money on the market so far.

Both destinations would be approved and new contacts are expected in the coming hours, with Milan wanting €5-6m in order to sell. Maldini and Massara would aim for a foreign Under 21 player as a replacement.

FootMercato in France are also reporting that he is valued at around €5m with Forest and Nice interested.

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