Milan Surpassed by Formidable Foe in Chase of RB Leipzig Playmaker

Marcel Sabitzer was mentioned among the early Milan targets to replace Hakan Calhanoglu. The contract of the 27-year-old midfielder is up in 2022. Therefore, he might depart for a reduced fee, although RB Leipzig has not given up hopes yet. However, Bayern Munich have vigorously joined the race and quickly leapfrogged the Rossoneri and other suitors as his most likely next destination.

His coach Jesse Marsch recently spoke about the future of the Austrian international: “He might leave. He has only a year left on his deal. We will see what happens. But he is still our captain and is coming off a great season.” CEO Olivier Mintzlaff told Sky Sport Deutschland: “We intend to give him an extension. We will patiently talk with his agent and then assess in what direction things are going.”

According to Bild, Bayern Munich have offered €18M plus add-ons and have already come to terms with the player. They are willing to wait and put him under contract for free in a year, Sport1 informs. The player has yet to decide his future but prefers staying in Bundesliga, MilanNews indicates.

The Rossoneri will probably have to look elsewhere to get the reinforcement they are looking for. Milan also received bad news also on Nikola Vlasic. The Croatian attacker regularly featured in the recent loss against Dynamo Moscow. Coach Aleksei Berezutski commented: “He did not start the previous match because he had some issues with the club. He has solved them now.”