AFSTZ: AC Milan turn attention to Abdennour
Italian giants AC Milan have set their sights on a move for Tunisia international Aymen Abdennour after seeing a move for Roma’s Alessio Romagnoli turned down.
Milan are desperate to bolster their defence this summer and had touted Romagnoli as their ideal suitor.
The club thought they’d pulled out all the stops to lure the Roma starlet to the San Siro after launching several bids for the highly-rated defender.
Roma have since rejected Milan’s latest offer of €20 million for the player and the Italian side are now unwilling to return with a higher bid.
The Express reported that Roma have put a €30 million price tag on Romagnoli’s head.
France Football are now speculating that the Rossoneri side are now lining up a move for AS Monaco’s Abdennour.
The Tunisian has been linked with a host of European heavyweights thus far and the Serie A club had a €19 million bid turned down for the player last month.
Milan’s new head coach, Sinisa Mihajlovic, believes that his side’s cooperation in allowing Stephan El Shaarawy to head to the Ligue 1 side will be the incentive for Monaco to return the favour by offloading Abdennour.
France Football understands that Monaco are looking for around €28 million, but Milan hope that the good relations established between the two sides following El Shaarawy’s move could see a deal done for €23 million.