Report: Fenerbahçe center back Kjaer ‘reserved’ by Milan, Danish could arrive after a defender leaves il Diavolo

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Simon Kjaer during Besiktas-Fenerbahce at Vodafone Park on May 7, 2017. (OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)
Simon Kjaer during Besiktas-Fenerbahce at Vodafone Park on May 7, 2017. (OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Simon Kjaer is linked with Milan and a move could take place once one of the center backs in the current squad leave.

Gabriel Paletta is expected to complete a move to Torino in the coming days, and so Milan are looking for reinforcements at the back to have some depth.

According to Sky’s Gianluca Di Marzio, the Diavolo have ‘reserved’ Fenerbahçe center back Simon Kjaer, 28, and the ex-Palemro and Roma man could arrive as soon as another defender (presumably Paletta, or maybe Cristian Zapata or Rodrigo Ely, who is wanted by newly-promoted side Benevento Calcio) leave the club this summer.

Very few details are known at this point. Meanwhile, it was reported by Sky earlier this week that Milan had refused a €10m bid from Besiktas for 23-year-old Paraguayan center back Gustavo Gomez.

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rosso138
rosso138
4 years ago

well he is better than Zapata for sure.

Maldini
Maldini
4 years ago

when all were complaining about borini signing we here this …
another good signing and much needed…

#1Milan Fan South Africa
#1Milan Fan South Africa
4 years ago

we should sell Zapata and Ely not Palleta.He will be a good backup if Romagnoli has injuries again.

Ali
Ali
4 years ago

Go on and try to convince someone to buy Zapata.

Joe
Joe
4 years ago
Reply to  Ali

Keep in mind that it’s not easy to keep Paletta as a backup – he wants to play and won’t stay to warm the bench.

RUSKIN
RUSKIN
4 years ago

keep paleta and sell Zapata

paul
paul
4 years ago

yes paletta stay, zapata leave. but it seem as if zapata will stay.

Niels8
Niels8
4 years ago

This guy was great at Palermo. Let’s hope he will be greater in Milan.

wasp
wasp
4 years ago

The pallet last season got 5 red cards! How many lost points are there?

O'johnson
O'johnson
4 years ago

Did anyone followed the development of Ely last season in Alaves @all. Please how could you come about the sale of a promising young defender who Milan would end up bidding for on high price rate. Leave Rodrigo Ely in Milan, maybe go out on loan.

L96ai
L96ai
4 years ago
Reply to  O'johnson

His agent is piggiola.. does that piece of info change your opinion about his squad status?

Milan10
Milan10
4 years ago

Keeping paletta instead of zapata is common sense but paletta has habit of avoiding competition for starting line up spot. Remember how he asked to leave after romagnoli arrived? Let paletta leave but for gods sake dont let him leave for free. Ask for serious money or use him as bargaining tool.
Regarding kjaer, he would be fantastic signing if milan could get him for 15m or less. What about those koscielny rumours though. He is older than kjaer but i think he would be even better signing

Ali
Ali
4 years ago
Reply to  Milan10

Agreed. And the thing is that Zapata is not going to find suitors easily.

L96ai
L96ai
4 years ago
Reply to  Milan10

Well that’s bcause with musacchio and roma, all we need is a cb who is willing to be rotated.. I doubt koscielny is willing to be rotated.. but I agree with you that Koscielny is tough, a very good tackler..

Agni
Agni
4 years ago

Good.
Normalcy has been restored as far as the mercato is concerned.

Our defense is well set.
One mid and a winger more and we are good to go.

bidonesia
bidonesia
4 years ago

good move, either Palleta & Zapata can leave, keep Ely (even T. Silva is decent defender b4 25) Ely is same type like T. Silva…
i’m sure Montella sign Borini more as winger than striker (he can play at both flanks) also his best run at roma is as winger…
Conti can be winger too, so Caldara is save…

Xiangfu
Xiangfu
4 years ago

Comment: paletta should leave he set a bad record last season (5 red card) at a crucial period, kjaer is good. Paletta is even older than zapata.

perttu junnonaho
4 years ago

We must keep the talented Gomes on our team at all cost, but Paletta and Zapata we must replace whit better and younger options! Players like Lazio”s Stefan De Vriej, Santos”s Rodrigo Caio, Las Palmas”s Mauricio Lemos and Ajax”s young big Colombian Davidson Sanzhes!

WhereIsTheSpirit
WhereIsTheSpirit
4 years ago

Joel Veltman of Ajax is promising. A young right back who can play as a central defender. We lost de Vrij to Lazio, please sign Veltman asap.

AC4M
AC4M
4 years ago

I prefer Riedewald… way more promising than Veltman..

or if we want an italian CB – Caldara at all cost… pls 😀

Gman
Gman
4 years ago

Veltman was promising 5 years ago. He is nothing now.

Agni
Agni
4 years ago

Zapata screws us with his wayward passing .

While palletta turns up for a wrestling match on a football pitch.

Both have screwed us more than once, and I don’t think either can improve on their respective problems. So it’s best that both leave.

#1Milan Fan South Africa
#1Milan Fan South Africa
4 years ago

I was watching the Portugal and Chile game and William Carvalho would add something more to our Midfield.If we can sign him we will be challenging again for top spot.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
4 years ago

Yes. I don’t understand how he is still playing in the Portuguese league.

Rikimaru Tenchu
Rikimaru Tenchu
4 years ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

His aged is wrong that’s why. People know he is older than he claims.

Gman
Gman
4 years ago

Haha, this might be true, but the price Sporting demands(40m),is way too high.

ezzy
ezzy
4 years ago

Well, I’d say both paletta and Zapata should leave because I can’t entrust our defence with someone who gets red carded every 3 match as back up. of course Zapata is a mistake waiting to happen in just a blink

Jibola
Jibola
4 years ago

Sign him and release Zapata and Paletta. I would have loved we keep Paletta but he will never settle for back up role and he’s close to Torino.

Paulo
Paulo
4 years ago

Good job milan management we should have enough squad remember we are competing in europe league seria A and copa italia which you all know hw europa league look like compare to other competition

AC4M
AC4M
4 years ago

Sell Lord Zapata & Brainless Paletta…

They are horrible..

Mads
Mads
4 years ago

Well, Simon is a fellow Dane, so I suppose that’s nice. One thing about all the defenders we have signed so far is that they are all good passers. If memory serves me well, and it has been years since I saw him in action, Kjær is not a good passer out of the back. If I am wrong about this, feel free to correct me – obviously
I want to be mistaken about this.
Anyway, let’s get that Conti signing wrapped up and official.

samkhan
4 years ago

Comment:milan must not sela the young ones

Kourosh
Kourosh
4 years ago

I don’t have good memories of him when he played for Roma but that might be because he wasn’t suited to Zeman’s crazy football ideas.

Anyway, he looks like a good looking viking, and he practically is. So I’m all for him to sign!

Gman
Gman
4 years ago

Dear God no, please dont make this happen. Kjær is even worse than Zapata, believe me. Zapata is clumsy, yes I agree. But he doesnt have a bad temper, Kjær has both. Why do you think he is in Turkey?, he played awful last time he was in Serie A. We should learn from the past.

Vinnie
4 years ago

I remember really wishing for his signing from Palermo, but 5 or so years have passed since then. Now i do feel like he can be useful, but I’m not particularly excited. Rugani would be an upgrade, but this is jist switching a backup for a backup, so as long as we raise more money on departures from the defense thsn he costs im happy wi

Vinnie
4 years ago

I remember really wishing for his signing from Palermo, but 5 or so years have passed since then. Now i do feel like he can be useful, but I’m not particularly excited. Rugani would be an upgrade, but this is jist switching a backup for a backup, so as long as we raise more money on departures from the defense than he costs im happy with this marginal upfrade to the defensive third choice.

Alban
Alban
4 years ago

Sell Paletta he got 5 red cards and like 13 yellow ones last season. He costed us a lot of games . Sell zapata and keep Rodrigo Elly. He is a youngester and we need the young blood. Good job not selling Gomez he is good and strong defender.

6t9
6t9
4 years ago

I prefer a swap deal between De Sciglio and Rugani.

Rossonero 23
Rossonero 23
4 years ago

Sell Zapata, Ely and Paletta.
We have Romagnoli, Gomez, Musacchio and probably Kjaer. If needed promote one from the Primavera. 5 should be enough + wingbacks