Milan are looking for a defender and after missing out of Wesley Fofana, one of the goals now is Takehiro Tomiyasu, with Nacho being another alternative.
The management of the club, despite going ahead in recent days with the signing of Jens Petter Hauge, has never denied that they are interested in a center back before the end of the mercato.
Many names have been mentioned over the past weeks, including Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenković, Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer and Saint-Étienne’s Wesley Fofana. The latter in the last two days appeared to be a prime candidate however his name can be crossed off the list as Leicester have agreed a €40 million deal for him yesterday.
As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia, after Fofana the second name on the list of Milan is Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu. The 21-year-old Japanese, who can also play as a right-back, is valued by Bologna at €25m, while Milan are currently willing to offer €15m plus €5m bonuses.
Another player Milan are interested in is Nacho of Real Madrid. A meeting has already taken place between the leaders of the Rossoneri and of Los Blancos and an idea could be having Nacho wearing Red and Black for one season on loan, with Real Madrid participating in paying the player’s salary.
Di Marzio also reports that Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot (21, right-back) is a target and in fact the club has already offered a loan with option to buy. The Red Devils want a permanent sale.