West Ham Targeting Lopetegui, Milan to Consider Xavi

Milan are facing competition for Julen Lopetegui, as West Ham are interested in the Spanish coach as well. The London outfit intends to move on from David Moyes and offered a lucrative three-year contract, Tuttomercatoweb relays.

According to Relevo, the Premier League side proposed very rich figures. The gaffer is taking his time to decide what to do next. The talks between the parties aren’t advanced, and there’s no complete agreement just yet.

The Milan board has decided to sack Stefano Pioli at the end of the season and have been in touch with Lopetegui. It wouldn’t be challenging to come to terms with him. However, the Rossoneri are in the early stages of the process.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in particular, would like to make a splash with the new hire, Calciomercato informs. The front office will test the waters with Xavi, who will leave Barcelona at the end of the season. The two played together for a season in Catalunya.

The officials are also considering Paulo Fonseca and Christophe Galtier. Moreover, they’ll verify whether it is still possible to persuade Thiago Motta, who has a verbal commitment with Juventus.

Our Take on Milan and Lopetegui

Their search will have a few twists and turns as they have fairly large brass that might not necessarily be on the same page, at least at first. It’s interesting that they are not that keen on Antonio Conte, who’s very available and the most high-profile choice but would come in with big and expensive demands.

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