AC Milan are interested in signing Saint-Etienne centre-back Wesley Fofana in the upcoming transfer window, a report claims.
The Rossoneri seem intent on bolstering their defensive department with young talent, a mission which has seem them linked with the likes of Tanguy Kouassi from PSG and Boubacar Kamara from Marseille.
According to the latest from RMC Sport (as cited by @AC_MilanFR on Twitter), Milan are interested in signing Wesley Fofana, but Saint-Etienne would like to keep him on loan for at least a year longer.
This would be similar to the situation which saw William Saliba join Arsenal but be loaned back for the 2019-20 season.
Fofana has made 23 appearances for the Ligue 1 side in all competitions this season so far (as per Transfermarkt) and is regarded as one of the best defensive prospects in the French youth system.
Précision Fofana: Arsenal aussi est intéressé. Dans l’idéal l’ASSE voudrait le garder sous contrat. En cas d’offre « difficile à refuser » (25 million) l’ASSE aimerai alors négocier une année de prêt. @acmilan @ASSEofficiel
— Timothee Maymon (@timmaymon) June 12, 2020
It has also been recently reported by French outlet But! Football Club that the Gunners want to reunite Fofana with Saliba for next season.