Milan are still not giving up on Renato Sanches, while they are trying to get Charles De Ketelaere on their side to ease the negotiations.
When signing the contract extension at the end of June, Paolo Maldini said the management will try to make up for lost time in the transfer market, and if this week is any indication then Maldini and Massara are certainly trying to do that.
While most of the talk in recent days has been targeted towards Charles De Ketelaere and Hakim Ziyech, according to Sky Italia, Milan are still in the running for Renato Sanches.
The Portuguese midfielder seemed very close to joining the club from Lille in June, but the move didn’t happen and Paris Saint-Germain began showing interest. However, Sky reports that yesterday there were new contacts on Wednesday between the Diavolo management, Lille and agent Jorge Mendes. PSG are taking their time on Renato and so Milan will try to strike a deal soon.
As for De Ketelaere, Sky reports that after seeing their first €20m plus bonuses bid rejected by Club Brugge, Milan met the agent of CDK, Tom De Mul, who is in Milano. The Rossoneri want to get the player’s total approval for the move and thus have greater strength in the talks with Brugge.
Leeds United are also interested in the player and have submitted a much higher offer than that of Milan. However, the 19-times Serie A winners are ready to raise their bid and are also hoping to rely on the will of the player, who according to Belgian media has no interest in moving to Leeds and would see himself continuing to play Champions League football in the next season.
Finally on the defense, the name of Japhet Tanganga, who plays for Tottenham, has re-emerged as a possible target. Milan met his agent but there are no negotiations in progress right now.