Milan Confirm Interest In Genoa’s Andreas Granqvist

Swede on Milan radar…

Milan have admitted an interest in Genoa defender Andreas Granqvist.

The tall Swedish international joined the Rossoblu only last summer, moving from Dutch Eredivisie outfit Groningen for a fee of €2 million.

He inked a deal running until 2015 and instantly set about settling into Italian football.

And the 26-year-old has impressed champions Milan in his 22 appearances thus far.

“We are interested in Granqvist”, Milan technical director Ariedo Braida told Expressen.

“It’s true, I have watched Granqvist on multiple occasions and we are interested in him.

“He is an excellent player and a good boy.”

Granqvist was due to go head-to-head with Milan this weekend, but all fixtures in Italy have been called off following the death of Livorno’s midfielder Piermario Morosini.

The 25-year-old collapsed on the pitch during a second division game at Pescara and was later pronounced dead in hospital. Morosini’s death comes just under a month after Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during his side’s FA Cup quarter-final match with Tottenham, prompting calls for more stringent medical checks on footballers.

Happy Easter to all Orthodox Christians in the world and R.I.P Morosini…


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