A new name has emerged in AC Milan’s search to find a reliable deputy to Theo Hernandez in the left-back role, a report claims.
A number of players are expected to leave the club this summer with Ciprian Tătărușanu, Sergiño Dest, Tiémoué Bakayoko, Aster Vranckx, Junior Messias, Divock Origi, Ante Rebić and Zlatan Ibrahimović all linked with an exit.
One of the other names mentioned as being on the way out is Fode Ballo-Toure, who has never really convinced as the back-up to Theo Hernandez, who is admittedly one of the best in the world in his position.
As reported by Sportitalia (via PianetaMilan), Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are thinking of Tommaso Augello as a potential replacement for the Senegal international.
The 28-year-old grew up a Milan fan and has just been relegated to Serie B with Sampdoria after a miserable season in which they won only three games, but he scored twice and added six assists in 39 games across all competitions.
He was one of the best crossers in the league and he would also fill a home-grown spot which is useful for the squad list composition. Lazio are interested too, but the call of Milan could be truly irresistible.