Lille lower asking price for AC Milan target

Bremer and Sven Botman are AC Milan’s two primary transfer targets to replace the injured Simon Kjaer.

The search for a new centre back is reaching a crucial point. The injury of Simon Kjaer has changed the transfer plans of AC Milan forcing Elliott Management to make a significant investment on the market. It looks like the final choice will be between Bremer and Sven Botman.

The Torino defender is a more feasible target but Sven Botman is Paolo Maldini’s number one pick. Botman excelled in his first season with Lille helping the French club achieve unprecedented success winning the Ligue 1 and the Super Cup against PSG.

The problem of Botman is his high price tag and AC Milan are reluctant to spend again after splashing out 30 million euros for Fikayo Tomori during the summer. A similar investment for Botman is unlikely to receive the green light from Elliott Management.

Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Lille are willing to part ways with the Netherlands defender and have lowered their asking price from 30 million to 25 million in order to facilitate his transfer. However, even that may not be enough.

AC Milan would like to sign Botman on an initial loan with the option or obligation the make the transfer permanent at the end of the season. Similarly to what happened with Chelsea for Tomori. If the player performs on the same level AC Milan would be more than willing to spend 30 million for the 21-year-old centre back.

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