Marco Giampaolo reportedly wants to bring Dennis Praet with him to the San Siro from Sampdoria.
Giampaolo ready to give keys to #Milan's midfield to #Praet: #Sampdoria's demand revealed https://t.co/esHMfaLk8V pic.twitter.com/oVCPNoHdsw— CalcioMercato (En) (@CmdotCom_En) June 30, 2019
Reports have emerged that Milan have moved on from trying to land Lucas Torreira from Arsenal, and that Giampaolo wants to raid his old club for Praet as the lynchpin for his midfield trio. Sampdoria are rumored to want €25 million for the midfielder, so he won’t come cheap.
It wouldn’t be the worst move in the world, and honestly, Arsenal have no reason to sell Torreira. Milan need a midfielder who knows how to play in the system that Giampaolo uses, so this deal makes sense. It’s still a rumor, though, so don’t buy a jersey with his name on the back just yet.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
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World Football Links
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