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AC Milan Are Watching Hoffenheim Youngster As A Long Term Defensive Reinforcement

The defender could be a good partner for Matteo Gabbia in the long run and could further develop in the shadow of Romagnoli and Kjaer.

VfL Wolfsburg - 1899 Hoffenheim Photo by Swen Pförtner/picture alliance via Getty Images

Fabrizio Romano for Calcio Mercato is reporting that AC Milan hat seriously looking at Hoffenheim youngster Melayro Bogarde as a potential opportunity for a coup on the market. The 18 year old centre back has recently popped up on Milan's radar as we reported here and his impeding contract expiry raises a very intriguing prospect for the Rossoneri in the winter transfer window as the youngster will be open to negotiate pre-contract agreements.

Bogarde is still new but represents a similar opportunity to that of Kalulu and could arrive in a similar manner. Hoffenheim could be paid a small development fee. The centre back is reportedly being watched by Barcelona and some Premier League clubs due to his versatility. The defender grew up in the Feyenoord academy before transferring to Hoffenheim's youth side. His uncle Winston Bogarde - the Netherlands international - played for the Rossoneri in the 90s and this could be a factor.