Cameroon international and Verona star on the radar…
Milan are interested in signing Schalke’s defender Joel Matip in an attempt to solidify their troubled back line, according to Transfermarkt.de. The 21-year-old Cameroon international is currently tied to Schalke until June 2016, but it is believed that he could be available for €5 million.
However, the only obstacle may turn out to be club’s captain Benedikt Howedes. In case he leaves, the Gelsenkirchen side will have to keep hold on Matip, who owns a German passport.
In the meantime, the most likely destination for Hellas Verona’s midfielder Jorginho now appears to be the San Siro outfit as Corriere dello Sport suggests.
He has been linked with a number of top Serie A sides and some foreign clubs but Adriano Galliani has apparently already made contact with the Gialloblu and the signing will go ahead in the summer. The 21-year-old does hold an Italian passport and could be added to the growing number of younger players that the Rossoneri want to sign.
That same report is also suggesting that they remain interested in Ascoli’s loanee Simone Zaza, who does not want to sign a new contract and is holding out for a bigger club.
In addition, according to the French newspaper Le 10 Sport, Saint-Etienne’s goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier has caught the attention of Milan. The 26-year-old goalkeeper, who could be the ideal candidate to replace Abbiati, is thought to be willing to join a top club so as to save his national career.