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AC Milan Trying To Sign Young Empoli Defender And Could Propose Swap Deal

Milan need some defensive reinforcements and a youngster with a bright future may be the affordable choice.

Empoli FC v Udinese Calcio - Serie A Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Calcio Mercato are reporting that AC Milan are also looking closer by for defensive reinforcements and have identified youngster Mattia Viti from Empoli as a potential target in this window. The centre back has 8 appearances in Serie A this season with the newly promoted side. Fiorentina and Napoli are also interested in him while Atalanta bid 15 million euros for him and still got turned down.

Sport Mediaset via MilanNews.it are reporting that the 19 year old is being tracked because he is a player for the future who has a decent enough amount of experience in Serie A and B to be a cover player for Alessio Romagnoli but more so to be developed for the future.

Tuttosport via MilanNews.it are reporting that Milan are looking to sell Andrea Conti and Empoli want him so there could be scope to merge the two transactions in this window. Viti would likely command Conti plus some cash but this is definitely on the cards as a defensive addition is needed.