AC Milan are negotiating with Club Atletico Platense over the potential signing of defender Marco Pellegrino, according to reports.
According to journalist César Luis Merlo of TyC Sports among other outlets, the Milan management are currently in talks with the Argentine club Platense over the possible arrival of the 21-year-old Pellegrino.
The talks are being carried out by the president Platense, Sebastián Ordoñez, who could travel to Italy in the next few hours to try to close the operation.
Pellegrino is a centre-back who can play either on the right or the left side and he has made 17 appearances this season so far for the Liga Profesional side, while he can also play as a defensive midfielder if needed.
Milan are in the market for a new defender given that Fikayo Tomori and Malick Thiaw are only backed up by Pierre Kalulu and Simon Kjaer at the moment, the former also functioning as a right-back and the latter having doubts over his condition.