Milan Now Trailing PSG in Race to Buy Renato Sanches

Milan might come up completely empty-handed in their lengthy chase of Lille stars Sven Botman and Renato Sanches. The defender finalized his rich move to Newcastle United yesterday. The Portuguese international is touted to prefer PSG due to their hirings.

As per Le Parisien, the 24-year-old does not want to betray director Luis Campos, who was essential in reviving his career with Les Dogues. Prior to his move to Ligue 1, the midfield had struggled at Bayern Munich. They even loaned him for a season to Fulham to allow him to bounce back, unsuccessfully.

In addition, the French champions will appoint Christophe Galtier, who coached him for two years. While they are confident Renato Sanches will eventually join, they have yet to strike a deal with his club on the fee, as it was the case for Milan. They have tabled a low opening bid because his contract runs out in 2023, the publication adds.

The Rossoneri are looking for a replacement for Franck Kessié. They have also gathered info on Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz and Palmeiras’ Danilo. However, they would be expensive purchases. They could decide to rely on Tommaso Pobega and Yacine Adli, who played on loan at Torino and Bordeaux last season.

Our Take on Milan Potentially Missing Out on Renato Sanches

It would sting more than Botman, who transferred for a very high fee. The Portuguese has all the makings of a clever signing considering the limited cost, his ability and versatility. His frequent injuries would be the only concern, but it would be hard to find a better player for €10/15M. They would pay the price for peculiar and uncontrollable circumstances in this case, but the delay in the extensions of their directors remains the elephant in the room.