In addition to reinforcing the midfield, AC Milan are also looking for a central defender that can replace Zapata. Along with Sampdoria’s Andersen, the Rossoneri have also been linked with Manolas.
According to today’s edition of Corriere Della Sera, Mino Raiola (the Greek’s agent) has proposed Manolas to Milan. The player has a release clause of €36m, but the biggest problem remains the salary (€6m per year).
Gazzetta Dello Sport adds that the Rossoneri’s interest is only in a study phase, though if a defender should leave, then Boban and Maldini could seriously think about the deal.
In order words, the management is keeping a close eye on the Roma defender, while also evaluating alternatives. Lovren is certainly an option, and his agent was Casa Milan yesterday to take stock of the situation.