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Milan eyeing up two new centre-backs

With the Musacchio deal on hold, Milan are reportedly looking at other options.

Rugani only made 17 appearances for Juventus last season
Rugani only made 17 appearances for Juventus last season
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Milan are reportedly pursuing deals for Valencia centre back Shkodran Mustafi and Juventus centre back Daniele Rugani. Negotiations over Villarreal centre half Mateo Musacchio seem to have stalled for the time being, with Milan unable to stump up the 30 million Euros required to complete the deal until the takeover is completed. Because of this - they've turned their attention to other targets.

The first of these is German defender Shkodran Mustafi. Reports suggest that Valencia are eager to cash in on the central defender so that they can afford to keep star midfielder Andre Gomes, alerting Milan in the process. Mustafi has been linked with the Rossoneri in the past, but now it looks as if a deal could be on the cards with the imposing defender reportedly available for only 20 million Euros. Other clubs are interested, so Milan will have to work quickly to secure the player's signature.

Milan are also pursuing a deal for 21 year old Italian Daniele Rugani. Following Juventus' acquisition of Medhi Benatia earlier this week, Milan are hoping that Rugani may have become available. Whilst Juventus have already rejected offers from multiple clubs for the Italy Under 21 international, Milan are reportedly set to meet with Juventus officials next week to discuss a deal for the player. Juventus remain unlikely to sell and despite the defender's familiarity with Italy under 21 teammate Alessio Romagnoli, a move for him remains unlikely.