Interest from Premier League duo Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur “doesn’t spook” AC Milan as the Serie A leaders are close to signing Sven Botman from Lille, as reported by Calciomercato.
In an exclusive interview with the athlete A few weeks ago, Amanda Staveley insisted Botman was “desperate” to sign with a club that has become known as the richest football team in the world since being taken over by Saudi Arabia.
Be that as it may, Botman is not desperate enough Newcastle are preferable to an AC Milan side who are three points clear at the top of Serie A and are just eight games away from their first Scudetto triumph since the days of Clarence Seedorf, Alessandro Nesta and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Accordingly The times, the Magpies plan a £27m summer bid for Botman.
Lille turned down a number of offers in January. But president Olivier Letang has already admitted the Netherlands international will be allowed to leave in the summer. Letang even confirmed Newcastle’s “interest”.
According to Calciomercato, Botman is just a small step away from becoming an AC Milan player instead.
Directors Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara prioritize a superb centre-back to replace the outgoing Alessio Romagnoli.
Moreover, the “offers from England” – believed to be Tottenham and Newcastle – do not “scare” a Milan side confident of sealing the deal for one of Europe’s most sought-after defensive talents.
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Botman certainly seems to have at least one foot in the San Siro.
Gazetta dello Sport reported a few weeks ago that the former Ajax youngster has agreed a five-year deal worth £55,000-a-week with the seven-time European champions.
Newcastle then need to focus on one of their many other goals down the middle. Benoit Badiashile, Diego Carlos and Nico Schlotterbeck, to name just three.
Tottenham now appear to be looking elsewhere. Although Josko Gvardiol, Fabio Paratici’s number one target, recently indicated that he plans to stay at Red Bull Salzburg for another season.
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