Tuttosport: Milan want a new centre-back – Celtic star and €30m Fiorentina man the targets

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are still in the market for a centre-back this summer, a report claims, with two players in particular attracting interest.

The Rossoneri are looking to partner captain Alessio Romagnoli with a reliable centre-back this summer, and Tuttosport (via MilanNews) claims that Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer and Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic remain the main targets.

Mateo Musacchio is destined to leave, Leo Duarte has had a lot of injury problems and Matteo Gabbia is considered not quite mature enough to be a permanent starter currently.

As a result, signing Simon Kjaer from Sevilla on a permanent basis will not be enough and that is why the management are moving for another central defender.

Calciomercato.com recently claimed that Ajer remains a ‘priority’ for the Rossoneri in their search for a new defender but Leicester are also interested.

Meanwhile, La Nazione (via Calciomercato.com) stated on Sunday that Fiorentina are experiencing great difficulties in the negotiations with Milenkovic’s agent over a renewal, but that a €30m asking price has been set.

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