AC Milan are back in the race for Newcastle target Sven Botman
AC Milan are back in the race for Newcastle target Sven Botman – after talks between Lille and the Magpies stall over £34m asking price for highly-rated Dutch defender
- AC Milan and Newcastle United are the frontrunners for Sven Botman
- Lille are pushing for £34million for the Holland international defender
- Botman helped Lille to the knockout stage of the Champions League this season
- Meanwhile, Newcastle are close to signing Kilmarnock’s Charlie McArthur
AC Milan have come back into the reckoning for Newcastle target Sven Botman – with Lille demanding more money from the Magpies stalling talks between the two clubs.
The Serie A club and Eddie Howe’s side are said to be the frontrunners for the highly-rated 22-year-old defender.
Yet according reports in the Italian media, the Dutchman is ‘resisting’ Newcastle’s offer and is holding out for a move to Italy.
AC Milan have come back into the reckoning for Newcastle defensive target Sven Botman
The Serie A club and Eddie Howe’s side are said to be the frontrunners for the 22-year-old
The French side are pushing for £34m for the Holland international.
Shortly after becoming the richest club in world football, Eddie Howe ‘s side were heavily interested in Botman and made bids in the region of £32m during the January transfer window.
They failed to push a deal over the line but have continued their pursuit this summer, alongside the Serie A champions, who are also interested in the Dutchman.
Botman came through the ranks at Ajax but failed to make a single appearance for the senior team before moving to Lille in 2020.
The French side are pushing for £34million for the Holland international defender (right)
He played 37 games in his first campaign, helping his side to the Ligue 1 title for the first time in 10 years.
Botman also helped Lille to the knockout stages of the Champions League this season before eventually being knocked out in the last-16 by Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Newcastle are close to signing Kilmarnock defender Charlie McArthur, 17, while Preston want Newcastle keeper Freddie Woodman.
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