Tuttosport: Real Betis the frontrunners in race for defender as Milan’s stance is made clear

By Oliver Fisher -

Real Betis are pushing to try and sign AC Milan defender Davide Calabria this summer, a report claims, and the Rossoneri have laid out demands.

Calabria and Andrea Conti have struggled for consistency all season leading to suggestions from a number of different media outlets that Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara will look to address the issue by signing a new starter.

The Rossoneri continue to be linked with a number of possible replacements, and Emerson Royal of Barcelona – currently on loan at Real Betis until 2021 – has been mentioned as a possible option.

According to a report from Tuttosport on Tuesday morning (via MilanNews), Betis have overtaken their city rivals Sevilla in the race to land Calabria:

However, the paper adds that Milan are only willing to sell him outright or on loan with obligation to buy. That would allow Milan to make a pure capital gain as the full-back is a product of the Rossoneri youth sector.

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