AC Milan set to hijack Arsenal move for world-cup winning defender

By | January 14, 2020

Serie A giants AC Milan have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race to secure services of Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng.

The 31-year-old defender continues to be rumoured with a move away from the Allianz Arena, having struggled to secure a regular starting spot at the club during the first half of the 2019-20 season.

The Gunners are believed to have recently approached the German champions to discuss a potential move for the world-cup winning defender before the end of the month.

The North London club are allegedly open to securing the services of the centre-back on a permanent deal, however, it is believed that a loan move could also take place during this month.

According to Sky Germany, AC Milan are also closely keeping tabs on the developments surrounding the defender, and the Italian heavyweights could be ready to challenge Arsenal for Boateng’s signature as they are also in need for a quality defender in order to improve their backline as they currently sit 10th in the Serie A table conceded 24-goals in 19-games.

Bayern are believed to value the ex-Hertha Berlin player in the region of £13m and both Arsenal and AC Milan are determined to sign him before the end of the January transfer window.