Sportitalia: Milan register interest in Bayer Leverkusen star but sales are needed first

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are interested in signing winger Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen but must first sell some players, according to a report.

The latest from Sportitalia (via MilanLive) writes that Milan must first sell Samu Castillejo to start moving concretely for a new right winger, because Chelsea have said no to any kind of loan for Hakim Ziyech.

Something could be unlocked towards the end of the mercato, while in recent days, Leon Bailey of Bayer Leverkusen has appeared as a target. However, he has a high asking price and that is exactly why sales are needed in order to raise funds.

The 23-year-old had an excellent season in 2020-21, amassing 15 goals and 11 assists in 40 appearances, so it is understandable that Bayer Leverkusen would be apprehensive about selling such a key man.

Milan cannot afford to spend large amounts at the moment due to Financial Fair Play pressures and it is unlikely that Leverkusen will agree to selling Bailey on loan with an option to buy.


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4 Comments

  1. bb says:

    F* FFP. No one else cares about it and no one else gets punished for violating it. Why should Milan care?

  2. Godwin says:

    Maldini pls Leon Bailey is the right guy for the right wing position so do all you can to secure the him Luis Alberto is right man for our number 10 position just sign this 2 guys we are good to go frozen Milano

  3. Godwin innocent says:

    Maldini pls Leon Bailey is the right guy for the right wing position so do all you can to secure the him Luis Alberto is right man for our number 10 position just sign this 2 guys we are good to go frozen Milano

  4. Juro says:

    Why do we need sales first if we supposedly “saved” all that $ from not resigning Donnaruma and Hakan? Isn’t that what management said – the $ we saved would be re-invested in the market? So why are more sales needed? Let’s face it Gazidis and Elliott it would seem are only interested in making profit and not winning. We will or already have become a feeder club. Buy young players and sell them for profit. Sign loan players or free agents just to be competitive enough but never win anything. We are a poor man’s Arsenal. Fkn disgrace

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