Milan draw attention to Aston Villa man after PSG hijack for Renato Sanches
AC Milan are ‘seriously considering’ a move for Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz after Paris Saint-Germain thwarted their plans to sign Renato Sanches, according to reports.
Luiz has been excellent for the Premier League side since joining from Manchester City for around £15million in 2019.
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However, his contract is due to expire at the end of next season, which means the Villans have a decision to make regarding his immediate future.
Reports suggest Arsenal and Tottenham are both keeping tabs on the Brazilian’s situation, although they have both moved on to other goals.
There is also the interest of Italy. A report released last week stated that Jose Mourinho is keen to bring Luiz to AS Roma despite securing the signing of Nemanja Matic on a free transfer.
Villa are reportedly looking for €30-35m; however, with just one year remaining on his contract, Roma hope to drop the price to somewhere in the region of €22m.
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The Italian outlet claims that Milan are ‘seriously considering’ a move for the Villa midfielder.
The Rossoneri reportedly held talks with Luiz’s agents on Thursday afternoon, when they discussed the ‘economic terms’ of a potential deal.
Milan seemed ready to confirm the signing of Lille playmaker Sancheshowever, their pursuit was thwarted by Ligue 1 champions PSG.
While the club are ‘seriously considering’ a move, Luiz is also ‘seriously considering’ a move away from Villa Park this summer.
Somewhere else, Aston Villa and West Ham have both ‘submitted offers’ for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillipsaccording Football Insider.
Unfortunately for Villa and the Hammers, the England international has the ‘heart’ to move to Manchester City.
City have identified Phillips as an ideal replacement for Fernandinho. His £50m move to the Etihad is ‘expected to be completed in the coming weeks’.