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AC Milan Accelerate For AS Monaco Left Back, Deal Could Close For 8 Million

Milan are looking to add depth and this deal has sped up.

Paris Saint Germain v AS Monaco - French League 1 Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/Soccrates/Getty Images

Fabrizio Romano citing Loic Tanzi is reporting that AC Milan are in talks with Monaco for young left back Fode Ballo-Toure. The 24 year old defender is seen to be a potential deputy for Theo Hernandez for the season. The defender is French and Senegalese but has recently begun to represent Senegal as his national side. He notes that negotiations are ongoing.

Antonio Vitiello is reporting that Milan will work to close the deal this week for the defender who has come up through the PSG academy followed by spells at LOSC Lille and AS Monaco. Toure has 29 appearances last season where he provided 5 assists.

Sebastien Denis of Foot Mercato is reporting that the two clubs are close to agreeing on a transfer fee of about 8 million euros and that the defender will receive a 5 year contract at Milan. He notes that the talks are advanced and should conclude soon.