Milan Want Bordeaux Starlet to Address Midfield Issues

On top of a defender, Milan will also need some help in the midfield in January. Ismael Bennacer and Franck Kessié will participate to the African Cup of Nations. The competition has been confirmed by the Cameroonian football association despite the COVID concerns. Moreover, the duo will have to quarantine for a while after returning. Tiemoué Bakayoko has struggled greatly in his limited playing time. Sandro Tonali will be the only certainty in the role for a few matches.

Rather than looking at outside options, the Rossoneri are trying to convince Bordeaux to allow Yacine Adli to join them early, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. Milan acquired the 21-year-old for €8M in June, agreeing to leave him to Les Girondins on a season-long loan. The youngster has confirmed the level of performance that pushed the management to go after him in the first place. He has scored once and provided 5 assists in 18 appearances so far.

Bordeaux want to keep him for the remainder of the campaign, though. The Rossoneri might have to pay some sort of compensation to free him up. Such solution would be the primary option if Milan decided to make an addition to the midfield, the newspaper adds. Moreover, thanks to his versatility, Adli would be able to help out also as a no.10, where Brahim Diaz is having troubles recapturing his best form. Tommaso Pobega is in a similar situation, but Torino are not keen on sending him back and would like to keep him past 2021-2022.