AC Milan have two primary targets to reinforce the centre of defence following Leo Duarte’s injury, according to a report.
We reported via our mercato expert Vito Angele that Milan are now on the lookout for a new central defender in January.
This has become especially important as it was confirmed Duarte will be out for up to four months after undergoing surgery to treat a problem with his achilles tendon.
An update form La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews.it) reported that Milan look set to step up their attempts to sign Juve’s Merih Demiral to fix their defensive emergency.
However, Tuttosport (via MilanNews.it) then claimed that the Bianconeri have slapped a price tag of €40m on the Turkish international, a figure deemed too high.
According to an update in Sunday’s edition of Tuttosport – as cited by MilanNews.it – the two names that are currently in pole for Milan to reinforce the defence are in fact Rugani and Demiral.
Both are struggling for playing time at present under head coach Maurizio Sarri, with Leonardo Bonucci and Matthijs de Ligt preferred.