Tuttosport: Milan watch on as rivals Inter join race for €25m-rated Barcelona man
By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan look set to do battle with city rivals Inter for the signing of Barcelona defender Emerson, according to a report.

Late last month there was talk of first contacts between Milan and Barcelona, the team that owns the Emerson, who is currently on loan at Real Betis until 2021 and is valued at €25m as per Sport.

Milan dream of signing a ‘new Theo Hernandez’ to fill the problem on right side of their back four, with Andrea Conti and Davide Calabria having failed to convince due to injuries, suspensions and poor form.

According to the latest from Tuttosport though – as cited by MilanNews – Inter are in the race to sign Emerson and they would like to include the player in the negotiation for Lautaro Martinez, the Nerazzurri striker who continues to be strongly linked with a switch to the Nou Camp.

Milan, for their part, continues to monitor the situation – while it seems Denzel Dumfries of PSV is a more concrete target at this stage.

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