TS: Milan back in for Spanish defender; alternatives named

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have resumed their interest in Argentinean defender Mateo Musacchio who was a target of the during the latest summer transfer window.

The Serie A giants tried to sign Musacchio in the previous transfer window, but poor finances prevented Adriano Galliano from offering a mere loan deal with option to buy, which Villareal refused out of hand.

Now, according to reports in Italy, the Rossoneri have resumed their interest in the 26-year-old, whose arrival would give Vincenzo Montella some more choices at the back.

Gabriel Paletta may feature for Milan next term | Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Given that Gabriel Paletta and Alessio Romagnoli do not have their shoulders covered, Milan are in need of re-inforcement as Cristian Zapata has just returned from a long-term injury and Gustavo Gomez has yet to adapt to Italian football.

Tuttosport claims that Musacchio would be available for €25-30million, a sum that new owners could be open to invest to add depth in the squad and allow Montella’s lads to battle it out for a Champions League spot.

Benfica’s Lindelof and Sao Paolo’s starlet Rodrigo Caio are the alternatives to the Argentinean defender. The Swedish centre-back has a release clause of €30million, the Brazilian one is also being chased by Zenit St. Petersburg.

Via calciomercato.com

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