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AC Milan's Incoming Manager Rangnick Likely To Pursue Promising Empoli Midfielder

The youngster has been turning heads in Serie B and lots of teams have taken notice.

Empoli FC v Pordenone - Serie B Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Gianluca di Marzio is reporting that Ralf Rangnick is a huge fan of Empoli midfielder Samuele Ricci and could look to bring him to AC Milan this summer. The German was tracking the 18 year old midfielder for RB Leipzig but could now look to bring him to Milan as he joins as manager. Other Serie A clubs are also hot on Ricci's trail as Napoli have reportedly offered the club 11-12 million euros for him.

The midfielder is a strong fit for the profile of both Rangnick's teams and Gazidis’ plans. Ricci has 22 appearances in all competitions this season playing as a central midfielder. He has been so impressive that Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre is reportedly in love with him and also tracking him. There will be a lot of competition for the youngster this summer but Milan could have a good chance.