Tuttosport: Milan’s budget boosted – Bologna, Real Madrid and Fiorentina defenders on wish list

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are looking to bring in a central defender before October 5 and have some extra budget available to be able to do so, a report claims.

Milan reached the group stages of the Europa League with an incredible penalty shootout win over Rio Ave on Thursday night, so they can add the revenue that will bring to the €20million collected from the sale of Paquetà to Lyon.

According to Friday’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Milan’s priority is a central defender and Bologna’s €25m-rated Takehiro Tomiyasu remains a target.

The Rossoneri so far have offered €15m, but qualification for the Europa League could allow them to increase their offer and get closer to the amount requested by the Emilian club, though it will not be easy regardless.

Fiorentina’s German Pezzella is also a possible option, as the 29-year-old does not seem willing to renew with Fiorentina and is a player that Pioli really likes. The Argentine wants to leave, and both he and his entourage await developments on the Milan front.

The track that leads to Nacho Fernandez from Real Madrid is always alive, while negotiations with Schalke 04 for Nastasic have now faded.

Tags AC Milan German Pezzella Nacho Fernandez Takehiro Tomiyasu