Reports: Sporting CP show interest in defender Milan want €10m for – replacement is lined up

By Oliver Fisher -

One of the situations that hasn’t received much media attention in recent days is the one concerning Milan’s left-back spot.

According to a report from Nicolo Schira on Twitter, the Rossoneri are still trying to sell Diego Laxalt despite suggestions – mostly due to lack of market rumours – that he could stay for the 2020-21 season and remain as the deputy to Theo Hernandez.

The problem at the moment is the high salary that the Uruguay international receives, an obstacle that for the interested teams concerned is not easily overcome.

According to Tuttosport (via MilanNews) Sporting Lisbon have asked for information on Laxalt. Milan’s asking price at the moment is around €10m, but they only need €7-8m to avoid a capital loss.

According to Schira meanwhile, Milan already have a possible replacement ready in Bruno Pitton of San Lorenzo. The 27-year-old Argentine could arrive on loan with the option to buy which can become an obligation upon reaching a certain number of appearances. Parma and Real Betis are also on the player’s tracks.

 

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