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.
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.