Tuttosport: Milan and Gazidis to miss out on €60m star as Arsenal lead race

By Isak Möller -

Despite a good performance against Juventus last night, Simon Kjaer’s future at AC Milan remains uncertain as his loan will expire at the end of this season. In the meantime, the Rossoneri are scanning the market for a new defender. 

According to today’s edition of Tuttosport, as cited by Calciomercato.com, Milan have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano. Arsenal have leapfrogged the Italian side, now in pole position for the defender.

As a result of this, the Rossoneri have shifted their focus three other players: Kristoffer Ajer (Celtic), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina) and Tanguy Kouassi (PSG). All three have been heavily linked with the club this summer.

However, German newspaper Bild (via TMW) insists that Milan are still in the race for Upamecano, whose contract will expire next year. There is a €60m release clause but it seems the Rossoneri aren’t willing to spend that much.

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