AC Milan have an alternative in mind if they fail to land Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, according to a report.
After having successfully closed the negotiations with Brescia for Sandro Tonali, Milan want to do the same for Bakayoko and are continuing to negotiate with Chelsea.
According to Manuele Baiocchini’s latest update for Sky (via MilanLive), the formula of the operation is a loan with option to buy, but for the moment the Blues are asking for the option to be set at €30m – a figure Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are reluctant to pay.
Baiocchini adds that Lille’s 21-year-old midfielder Boubakary Soumaré is a potential alternative put forward by Milan scouts who followed him during last season’s Ligue 1.
He is a player who seems to have excellent room for improvement for the future, something the club’s ownership Elliott Management will like, but the problem is that Lille too have set a high price and may not accept a loan with option.
It must also be noted that Le10Sport – who broke the news that Milan have made Soumare their next target – also believe Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United are all keen too.