Romano: Milan interested in Toulouse teenager and have initiated talks with agent

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have a concrete interest in signing Kouadio Koné from Toulouse and are in talks with his agent, according to a report.

There is growing speculation among a wide range of sources that Stefano Pioli would like a physical midfielder at his disposal, someone who he could alternate with the irreplaceable Franck Kessie when the Ivorian needs rest.

Pietro Balzano Prota reported on Twitter that Kone is among the profiles observed by Rossoneri scouts, as he is just 19 years of age but has made 17 Ligue 2 appearances for Toulouse this season so far, scoring once.

According to the latest from Fabrizio Romano of Sky Italia (via RouteOneFootball), Milan are indeed following the young midfielder closely, and the management are in contact with his agent.

It is unclear at this stage if he would only be an option if Rade Krunic were to leave, given that most sources are now claiming the Bosnian will stay until at least the summer.

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