Milan Expand Search for a Defender, Reach Out to PSG

Sven Botman is not the only defender Milan are tracking to plug their hole in the back The Rossoneri have opened talks with PSG for Abdou Diallo, although they have not gone very far yet. They have shown interest in Fenerbahce’s Attila Szalai as well.

The French club acquired Diallo from Borussia Dortmund for €32M in 2019. Even though he has not been a full-time starter, his evaluation has not decreased too much. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, PSG are open to letting him go, but only at the right price. At this stage, Milan consider the demands for the Senegalese defender too high, plus he will partake in the upcoming African Cup of Nations. He has accumulated 72 appearances since joining, also featuring as a left-back and in the midfield. He has the same agents as their previous target Roman Faivre.

The Rossoneri are among the teams chasing after Szalai, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. The Hungarian center-back would be less expensive than Botman and Diallo. He could be acquired for a €10/15M fee. He has fared well in the past two seasons in Turkey, sporadically playing on the flank too.

Milan are primarily seeking a left-footed defender that could pair up well with Fikayo Tomori. While they would prefer signing somebody on loan with option to buy, they are considering making an investment as they were already planning one for the summer. But they will do it only for the right candidate, the transfer market and the newspaper inform.